Feb. 11 - May 7: Plunge into a fun, creative environment in this free exhibit that will delight kids who love to explore the deep blue sea. Discover buried treasure in a sunken pirate ship, ride a dolphin and sea horses, paddle your way to the mermaid's house, climb inside the mouth of a whale, explore in the submarine and many more aquatic adventures. It's fathoms of fun, and totally free!
Feb. 24: Meet the armored division of the marine world at this all new exhibit. Learn about the amazing anatomy of crabs and find out what makes them one of the most powerful predators of the sea bed! The CLAWS exhibit showcases incredible crustaceans from around the world, featuring the giant Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) with legs reaching up to 12 feet in length when fully grown!
thru Mar. 12 at Mesner Puppet Studio: Based on the folk song (made popular by Fred Penner), this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back!
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Feb. 25: The Cat in the Hat will come to play and applaud the author's big birthday! Take great pictures and cut loose with Dr. Seuss! Enjoy a whole day of fun, all week long, with Dr. Seuss themed activities, and be sure to visit for the meet and greet on Saturday from 1-4pm!
Feb. 18-26: Super hero. Crime-fighter. Master Builder. LEGO® Batman™ is all of those and so much more. Come meet Gotham City’s Caped Crusader during this celebration of the Warner Bros. feature film, which will include photo ops with the scene-stealing star, a themed scavenger hunt and a LEGO® Batman™-inspired LEGO build activity
Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is considered America’s first fairy tale. Since then, the story of Dorothy’s fantastical journey through the land of Oz has enticed generations. Explore the original literary story and its many retellings, including the 1939 Technicolor film, Return to Oz, and The Wiz, through playthings, first edition books, and original costumes at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.