Children’s Museum hosts virtual spring break

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UTICA — Utica Children’s Museum is closed as it prepares to move and create a new, state-of-the-art museum experience at the Parkway in Utica, but the museum is still offering unique programming for area children during spring break from April 5-10.

All offerings are free and pre-registration is required. Programs will be presented via Zoom daily starting at 11 a.m. and will last approximately one hour each. Registration is available at www.uticacm.org.

The week is brought to the community with support from Bank of Utica.

Monday, April 5: The Zoo on Zoom!

Utica Children’s Museum is joining forces with the Utica Zoo to kick off its spring break week activities. Get an up close and personal look at four mammals as Education Program Coordinator Kathleen McGill shares some interesting facts and information about them. Presenters will take questions from the audience as everyone gets to make some new animal friends together.

Tuesday, April 6: Goat Yoga sponsored by MVP Health Care

Spring Creek Lavender & Flower Farm will hold Zoom yoga to practice stretching and breathing, and introduce participants to their seven Nigerian Dwarf goats. 

Wednesday, April 7: Weather Wednesday in partnership with WUTR

Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Colleen Hurley joins to talk about weather basics, to do a demonstration and do a weekly forecast activity with everyone at home.

Thursday, April 8: Introduction to Sign Language sponsored by Colonial Voluntary Benefits

Have you always wanted to learn to sign the alphabet, your name, colors, hello and goodbye? Interpreter Gloria Broadbent joins in to teach kids signing basics.

Friday, April 9: Flower Friday in partnership with Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

See and learn about different pieces of art from MWPAI featuring flowers in various styles, enjoy an art lesson from Jennifer Lorenz Badua and then draw flowers of your own to make a virtual garden.

Saturday, April 10: Science Saturday with MVCC’s Future Engineers Club

Join in for engaging and fun demonstrations in a broad range of subjects like physics, chemistry, life sciences, and engineering. At the end, hosts will test your knowledge through a Kahoot quiz.

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