Take Your Little One to a Picnic Party at the New Children’s Museum on May 23

Reimagine picnic favorites to kick off summer! The New Children’s Museum is continuing its Eat Better Art, a series of cooking classes. These classes are designed to bring parents and children together in the kitchen as they learn about good nutrition and create delicious dishes! The May class will be held on the 23rd. Registrants can choose from either the 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. time slot.

Each child and adult pair will create seasonal dishes with the assistance of our experienced teaching chefs. At the end of class, participants will be able to enjoy the delicious foods that they made. Participants will also be able to take home the recipes and the special art project they complete!

Pre-registration is required. $40-$45.

The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.

The Museum offers opportunities for children of all ages to experience the arts in ways that are meaningful to them, whether it’s an energetic romp through the climbing structures, a thoughtful sculpting of a clay figure during a day visit, or recurring participation in camps, workshops and other in-depth programming.

The Museum also has an expansive and innovative roster of programs that give access to families from all economic levels. Through the Community Access Program, The New Children’s Museum provides programs that ensure financial ability will never be a factor in a child’s opportunity to experience the arts. Selected programs include Check Out The New Children’s Museum, free Title 1 school visits, Target Free Second Sundays and a variety of community partnerships offering free or discounted admission.

The New Children’s Museum empowers children to think, play and create through participatory exhibitions, engaging art-making activities, captivating artistic performances and in-depth educational opportunities. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, the Museum brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity—blending elements of art museum and children’s museum.

We commission art pieces directly from leading contemporary artists rather than reinterpreting existing works of art or applying an artistic element to a hands-on children’s activity. By asking artists to create pieces with tactile, physical and participatory components, the Museum opens a world of art to children through opportunities to observe and create.

Across the street from the building is a beautiful park and a new installation called The Garden Project, extending the museum visit outdoors where visitors can run and climb, have an outdoor lunch and learn about growing fruits and vegetables.

The park was designed by Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects and features climbing structures, swings, hard and soft surface playrooms and sand play. The acclaimed poet Quincy Troupe collaborated with SPLA to create poems inspired by, and integrated with the park features.  The Garden Project is a result of a collaboration between Urban Plantations and Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects.

Located at 200 West Island Avenue, The New Children’s Museum faces Harbor Drive and is well positioned near the MTS Convention Center Trolley stop, Seaport Village and the Gaslamp Quarter, making it accessible to residents and visitors throughout the region.

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