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Intro to Woodworking & Fiber Arts

July 26 @ 9:00 am3:30 pm
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Daily until July 26, 2016
Register by July 25 Learn simple woodworking skills as you make fun, handicraft items and then put them to use in class. Create a drop spindle, then use it to learn the timeless art of spinning yarn. We’ll also make…
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Gallery & Quadrangle Activities

July 26 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until August 12, 2016
Interact with the collections in new and different ways. Activities vary daily. Check our Welcome Center for listings. Programs include: Photo Play: Handle cameras from the 20th century through present, learn the science behind photography, and get a copy of…
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Celebrate Seuss Day

July 26 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Join us as the Cat in the Hat announces his presidential campaign and celebrate Springfield's native son Theodor Seuss Geisel-- aka Dr. Seuss! Meet and greet with the Cat and his running mates Thing 1 and Thing 2 First official…
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Rube Tuesday

July 26 @ 10:15 am3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 9, 2016
Explore chain reactions through creating Rube Goldberg machines!  Build complicated contraptions that make simple jobs more complex - purely for fun and the joy of watching science in action. Free with museum admission! Sponsor The Horace Moses Charitable Trust, Bank…
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Family Science Adventures

July 26 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 12, 2016,
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Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you! Free with museum admission! Sponsor The Horace Moses Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee Season…

Basic Drawing

July 26 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 9, 2016
Register by July 12 Lessons will focus on the fundamental elements of line, composition, proportion, spatial relationships, perspective, volume, light and shadow, and foreshortening. Basic skills, work habits, color theory and motivational techniques to produce complete and finished drawings will…
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Time Travel: Ancient Adventures

July 27 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
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Daily until July 29, 2016
Register by July 25 Jump into the time machine to check out Samurai weaponry, ancient Roman and Greek statues, and a mummy case. Create your own Greek sculpture, warrior shields, “gold” Roman coins, and a jewel chest. Along the way,…
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For Teens: Pottery & Sculpture

July 27 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm
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Daily until July 29, 2016
Register by July 27 Special exhibits at the museums will inspire you to create a unique garden sculpture such as a fountain, toad stools, mini bird bath or decorative butterfly. Explore the basics of wheel throwing, including centering the clay…
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Creative Writing and Memoir

July 27 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 10, 2016
Register by July 13 Both the novice and serious writer will find a comfortable spot in this group. Participants work with memoir, personal essay, poetry, short stories, novels, or just a creative exploration with words. We’ll write in response to…
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Zoo on the Go

July 27 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 10, 2016
Meet some of the animals that call the Forest Park Zoo home. Learn about their special adaptations, habitats, behavior, diets, and status in the wild. Free with museum admission! Sponsor The Horace Moses Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee Season…
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