Parents today face many challenges just paying the bills let alone finding time for activities for their kids. Why not let the Children's Museum help. There are lots of fun activities planned for October.

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So you really want to get your kids to do something besides sit in front of the TV or computer. The Children's Museum is glad to help. They have a full slate of activities for October that we have listed below. For more details call 337-433-9420.

Friday, October 4:  Fun Friday, Spirograph

Join us from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the ArtSpace and play with this classic geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves.

 Saturday, October 5: CyPhaKids in Outer Space

New Program! CyPhaCon, a local Anime, Gaming, and Sci-Fi group, presents CyPhaKids, a fun and interesting way for children to learn about science, fandoms, and much more! This time learn about Outer Space by doing cool crafts and neat experiments!! The program begins at 11 a.m.

Friday, October 11: Fun Friday, Swirl’n Spin Art

Join us anytime between 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the ArtSpace and experiment with exciting designs using our Swirl’n Spin art machine!

Saturday, October 12: Sasol’s Second Saturday Science Show

Rebecca Sanders, with Sasol, will explore the human senses: taste, touch, hearing, sight and smell. Join us at 11 a.m. for hands-on demonstrations.

Friday, October 18: Fun Friday, Finger Paint

Celebrate National Color Day by finger painting in the ArtSpace from 3:30-4:30 p.m.!

Friday, October 25: Fun Friday, Pasta Necklaces

Make a neat necklace with pasta noodles from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the ArtSpace.

Monday, October 28: Story Time with Dr. Williams

Dr. Philip C. Williams, President of McNeese State University, will read his own short stories to the children at 11 a.m.

Monday, October 28: Step Up to Fitness Grand Opening

Please join us at 12 p.m. for the grand opening of our new health exhibit, Step Up to Fitness, sponsored by Kid Power of SWLA!

The Children's Museum is located at 327 Broad Street downtown Lake Charles. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $7.50 for children and adults.