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Come explore the fascination and curiosity that Monsters ignite!
Monsters in literature may have been symbolic of fright, standing for cautionary tales and lessons to be learned. But today’s monsters are nothing like the monsters of the past. They may sometimes represent feelings, expressions or things that are quite misunderstood! Check out how we explore today’s monsters in literature, engineering, math and design with monstrous activities all around.
•FrankenCritters: Be your own Dr. Frankenstein and bring your robotic creations to life using simple electronics at the Inventors’ Workshop.
•Jackson Pollock Drippy Monsters: Channel renowned artist, Jackson Pollock, to make splattered monsters at the Alexander Art Academy.
•Draw a Monster: Roll the dice to make your own monster inspired by the Jeremy Draws a Monster book by Peter McCarty at Junktion.
•Go Away, Big Green Monster!: Design the mystery monster from the Go Away, Big Green Monster book by Ed Emberley at Junktion.
•King of The Wild Things: Make your own crown inspired by Where The Wild Things Are book by Maurice Sendak and rule the Museum starting at Junktion.
•Monster Memory: Play a monster-themed card game to practice addition while strengthening your memory skills at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.
•Monster Sort: Sort out some of the silliest monsters at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.
***Activities, events, and times subject to change.
MUSEUM HOURS: Tues. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun: Noon – 6 p.m.
Second Saturday of every month opens at 9 a.m. for members.
General Museum admission: $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65+ and for active duty military personnel. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
Free Family Night every Thursday 5 – 8 p.m.
For more information, call (713) 522-1138.