Lake Charles is very lucky to have such a great Children's Museum. It's a great place for kids to have fun, of course, but the museum is constantly updating it's exhibits and offers kids and families to learn about a wide range of subjects.

Starting Saturday, December 8th, and each 2nd Saturday following, The Children's Museum will feature special exhibits from the world of science. The project is sponsored by Sasol, and will give us all a chance to learn a variety of subjects from the world of science.

Of course, The Children's Museum will also have some very special Christmas programs as well:

DECEMBER EVENTS

 

Fun Friday, December 7: Finger Painting

Join us anytime between 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the ArtSpace!

 

Saturday, December 8: Sasol Second Saturday Science Show

At 11 a.m., Sasol employee Mike McHugh will present “A Piercing Experience,” where children and adults can learn about polymers, chains of molecules, by role playing and piercing a balloon with a bamboo skewer!

 

Fun Friday, December 14: Playdough

Join us anytime between 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the ArtSpace!

 

Christmas Holiday Activities

 

Thursday, December 20:

Christmas Story Time at 11 a.m.

Angel Ornament Workshop – Class begins at 12 p.m. and is limited to 20 children.

Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop – Class begins at 12:30 p.m. and is limited to 20 children.

 

Friday, December 21:

Christmas Story Time with Angie Manning of the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 11 a.m.

Gingerbread Ornament Workshop – Class begins at 12 p.m. and is limited to 20 children.

Christmas Placemat Workshop – Class begins at 12:30 p.m. and is limited to 15 children.

 

Saturday, December 22: Meet Santa Claus

Meet Santa Claus at 10:30 a.m. Santa will give out jingle bell necklaces. Don’t forget your camera! When you’re done, you can color scratch a Christmas tree ornament in the ArtSpace!

 

Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25: Closed for Christmas

 

Wednesday, December 26: New Year’s Mask Workshop

Get ready to celebrate the New Year by decorating a mask with paint and glitter. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children per class.

 

Thursday, December 27:

MAD HATTER Science Program with Joan Vallee-Rettke At 11 a.m., Mrs. Joan will introduce “Giant Molecules” known as polymers. Children will create several polymers using household products like Elmer's Glue and borax. They will learn what molecules make polyethylene, Styrofoam, and other common polymers. Class is limited to 20 children.

Knight Shield Workshop – This is your chance to become a knight! Paint your own shield with your coat of arms! Class begins at 12 p.m. and is limited to 15 children.

Fairy Wings and Giant Guitars – Class begins at 1 p.m. and is limited to 20 children.

 

Friday, December 28: Crowns and Tiaras

Create a crown or a tiara in the ArtSpace. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children.

 

Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013: Closed for New Year’s