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Museum Apprentices Create Children’s Stories

The Museum really enjoys highlighting the many ways in which our apprentices get involved in Whaling Museum programming and activities. This summer we’ve tasked them with creating their own children’s stories, so that they can be read during a new summer activity called Lunch Time Story Time.

Starting on Tuesday, July 30, from 1:00 – 2:00pm, and continuing on Tuesdays, August 6 and 13, several of the apprentices will read their stories in the Jacobs Family Gallery, to any children that would like to join them. After the stories have been read, the children in attendance can create and take home crafts that relate to the stories.  The apprentices have done a great job of writing these stories and creating and/or obtaining images to accompany the text.

Photo from Museum's Kendall Collection 2000.100.1838.137

Photo from Museum’s Kendall Collection 2000.100.1838.137

Let our ‘kids’ read to your kids. Bring a lunch if you’d like.  Lunch Time Story Time is FREE. Regular admission applies to visiting the Museum galleries. For more information contact Robert Rocha, (508) 717-6849 or via rrocha@whalingmuseum.org.

Fossils in the Museum – Science Tuesday

Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids tomorrow afternoon? Bring them to our Jacobs Family Gallery, Tuesday, August 7, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to learn about Fossils. High School Apprentices, Amber Martin, Sharmaine Flint and Alfredo Parrilla have prepared a program that will explain how fossils are formed and give participants a chance to make their own ‘fossil’ to keep. Several fossils will be on exhibit. All are welcome. The program is free!

Snakes: Science Tuesday Returns Tomorrow, August 9

Double Snake Crimper, made with whale ivory, baleen, tortoise shell and metal. 19th century. From NBWM Collections.

Looking for some free, fun activity for the family tomorrow?  Do your kids or grandkids enjoy being taught by older kids?  Want to learn about snakes and take home your own serpentine creation?

As part of our summer-long, free Science Tuesday programming, Whaling Museum Apprentices, Rico Hernandez and Peightyn Riley, will lead tomorrow’s activities. The theme will be snakes.  Kids can make their own spiral snake, shed their skin like a snake, and have their faces painted up like a snake. In case you were wondering, there won’t be any live snakes.

Activities take place between 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the Jacobs Family Gallery.  Please join us. For more information, call Bob Rocha, (508) 717-6849.