A special day of family programs, co-presented with WGBY, Television for Western New England. All activities are free with museum admission!
Special Presentation & Appearances
Meet the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, 11 am-3 pm
Get a high five or a hug, and take your photo with the wacky crew.
Meet Author Tish Rabe, 1 pm
Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library She inspires families with a 25 minute Power Point that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books.
Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm
Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities she has in store for you!
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, 11 am-3 pm
Watch some favorite episodes of this favorite PBS show and enjoy a snack! Join Nick and Sally, the Fish, and Thing One and Thing Two while the Cat in the Hat leads them on a variety of adventures in his Thinga-ma-jigger! Goldfish crackers while supplies last.
More Wild Than You Think, 11 am-3 pm
What makes the Cat in the Hat so wild? Learn about real-life feline adaptation by getting up close to tracks, furs, skulls, claws, and teeth of the Cat’s wild friends!
PBS Kids Tablet Games, 11 am-3 pm
Play electronic games featuring your favorite PBS characters! Elmo, Arthur, Daniel Tiger, and more!
Color with WGBY, 11 am-3 pm
Meet members of WGBY’s team, color a picture of your favorite character, and take home PBS KIDS summer activity booklets and more.
Art Discovery Center, noon-4 pm
Trace Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, put on a puppet show, and make an art project. Today’s art activity: Make a Wearable Bow Tie.