Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Toddler Time is an interactive program for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Toddler Time includes a story, sing-a-long, and/or hands-on learning activities. Program is included with general admission or membership. Sign ups will be available day of the program at the front desk on a first come, first serve basis.
Saturdays at 10:30am – 12:30pm
Drop in on Saturdays between the hours of 10:30am - 12:30pm for some hands on ex-STREAM fun! Each week we'll explore a different STREAM theme- Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, or Math- where you can participate in an activity, experiment, or craft at the museum. This program is free with general admission or membership and recommended for ages 4 and up. Sponsored by the Bucknell University Community Engagement Fund.
Museum-at-Home: Munchkins & Pumpkins Spirit Week
Monday, October 26-Sunday November 1, 2020
Celebrate Halloween safely this year by getting into the spirit with the LCM. Join us for a fun-filled week of fall themed Museum-at-Home activities and crafts. Experience the wonder of puking pumpkins with the Bucknell University Chemistry Department’s annual Halloween Chemistry Show (virtual) on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 pm. Then, enjoy special crafts shared by our Education staff throughout the week. The week culminates with a Pumpkin Decorating Contest on Saturday, October 31. Pick up a free pumpkin from the LCM Pumpkin Patch (the LCM courtyard) starting Tuesday, October 27 while supplies last. Pumpkins provided by Dries Orchards. Take your pumpkin home and paint or carve it, take a picture of it, and send it to the LCM. Random prize winners will be awarded to the winner in each category (3-5 year olds; 6-10 year olds; 10-16 year olds; 16 and up). Are you a kid at heart? You can participate too. To enter the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, there is a $5 registration fee. Registration and photo submission of decorated pumpkin required by Friday, October 30. Register here.
Virtual Halloween Chemistry Show
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Experience the wonder of puking pumpkins with the Bucknell University Chemistry Department’s annual Halloween Chemistry Show (virtual). In partnership with the Bucknell University Chemistry Department and the Lewisburg Children’s Museum, families are invited to a Halloween Chemistry Show on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 pm that will ignite their curiosity through this simulcast streaming event. This program will be a part of a larger Museum-at-Home: Munchkins & Pumpkins Spirit Week event. Crafts, pumpkin carving contest, and prizes- stay tuned for more updates. Tune into the LCM Facebook Page to view event. This event is free, but donations are appreciated.
Market Street Mask-A-Rade
Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Lewisburg Neighborhoods is partnering with multiple area businesses and organizations to put on a COVID-Safe Market Street Mask-A-Rade from 11am to 7pm the Saturday of Halloween. Instead of a brief, crowded run on the town in the evening, the community is putting together a more distributed event that will run for much of the day: pick up a free slime and craft activity kit from Lewisburg Children's Museum Courtyard; get a pre-assembled bag of candy in Hufnagle Park, show off your costume for the live cam on the Orange Carpet under the marquee at the Campus Theatre, take your picture with a spooky backdrop by the bookstore, pick up some ghostly hot cocoa mix at the East end of Market, and check out the holiday decor in the store windows. Let’s get into the Halloween holiday spirit but do it as safely as possible!
Fall Fun at the Lewisburg Community Garden
Wednesday, November 4⋅2:00 – 3:00pm
Join us at the Lewisburg Community Garden to learn about how our plants grow, play in the dirt, collect some seeds to take home, and even harvest a few winter plants to snack on! All kids K-12 welcome! We ask that only ONE (1) caregiver accompany each family for the event to minimize participants and allow for safe distancing. Caregivers must remain during program. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Masks are required and COVID precautions will be followed. This event is $5 per child. Space is limited. Register here.
American Sign Language for the Family
Saturday, November 7⋅2:00 – 3:00pm
Children and parents will have fun learning American Sign Language basics, such as the manual alphabet and some conversational Sign Language. Program facilitated by Gabe Gross, leader of the Bucknell University Sign Language Club. Recommended for children 5 and up and their caregivers. Program held in the LCM Courtyard. Masks are required and COVID precautions will be followed. This program is $5 per child. Space is limited. Register here.