(KY) January 7, 2017, Birthday for Polar Bear Qannik and Gorilla Helen, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213. Visit the Louisville Zoo for the birthday celebrations of Qannik the polar bear and Helen the western lowland gorilla! Gather round and sing happy birthday as our animal friends enjoy special cakes and birthday enrichment toys. 11 a.m. Gorilla Forest: Helen’s 59th Birthday. Head down to Gorilla Forest and wish gorilla Helen a happy birthday! https://louisvillezoo.org/education.

(NY) January 7, 2017, Kids' Amateur Radio Day, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. MiSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org.  Explore amateur radio with SMARA, who operate a complete amateur radio station housed at miSci under the call sign W2IR. Connect with kids across the country, and maybe even around the world, while you explore the valuable communication tool of amateur radio. Kids' Amateur Radio Day at miSci is part of a national event hosted by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the largest organization of radio amateurs in the United States with over 150,000 members. Free with admission. misci.org.

(NY) January 7, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(NY) January 7, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(TN) January 7, 2017, Family Program: Songwriting 101: Brad Paisley Style, 10:30am. Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. Grammy-winning artist Brad Paisley relies on honesty and “writing from the heart” in his songwriting. After examining some of Paisley’s songs, Nashville-based writers Matt Vrba and Deanna Brown will teach the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, rhyme scheme, and imagery, in a collaborative songwriting experience. ​ This activity takes place in the Museum's Taylor Swift Education Center and is designed for guests ages 5 and up. PROGRAM ADMISSION: Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership. Seating is limited. Participating children and up to two accompanying adults may take part in this family program and tour the Museum at a discounted rate! Inquire at the Box Office for more information. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.
 
(TN) January 8, 2017, Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print. Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. Kids get hands-on with letterpress in this unique workshop at Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States. Participants learn about letterpress printing from Hatch Show Print staff, then create their very own letterpress art using carved wood, linoleum, and metal block images from the Hatch collection. This activity takes place in the Universal Music Group Hatch Show Print Space for Design and is designed for guests ages 5 and up and their accompanying adults. PROGRAM ADMISSION: Attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to this event. Program Passes are free and distributed 30 minutes prior to each session at Hatch Show Print on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. Sessions take place at Noon – 12:45 pm, 1:00 – 1:45 pm, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

(FL) January 10, 2017: Homeschool Classes for Ages 6-8: Wild About Disguises, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, Florida 32771, 407-323-44550 ext. 123, education@centralfloridazoo.org. Discover how animals “disappear” in the wild. Learn how they use their camouflage skills to hunt and to hide. Call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance. Annual Pass Holders: $15.00 Non-Pass Holders: $18.00. Fee includes Zoo admission for the student on day of registered program. www.centralfloridazoo.org.

(PA) January 10-February 14, 2017, Wood Workshop and Bird House Project, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Ages: 18 and olderAwbury Arboretum, One Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA 19138, 215-849-2855. Join Awbury staff and volunteers in building and repairing bird houses to be installed in Awbury’s landscape. These workshops are FREE.  Each individual will have the opportunity to assist with fabrication through the generous donations made by Tague Lumber.  We will be building houses for bluebirds, owls, and more. Led by:  Larry Moyer – A steward of the arboretum, Larry has been a volunteer at Awbury for over five years.  We look forward to an installation celebration on Sunday, February 19th, including a bird walk. Location:  Awbury Arboretum’s Cope House Garage.  Please register below.  Note: workshops are limited to the first 10 registrants. Questions?  Contact Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org.

(GA) January 11, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Where in the World is … Great Weri Kasa, Grades 3-5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Get out your maps because it's time to be a globetrotter! We'll use clues to determine each month's mystery animal. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.
(GA) January 11, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Invertebrate Anatomy: Echinoderms, Grades 6-8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Dive into the diverse world of invertebrates. Each class will include a dissection. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

(GA) January 11, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Vertebrate Anatomy: Skeletal & Muscular Systems, Grades 9-12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. Explore the different bones and organs that are characteristic of various vertebrates. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

(GA) January 11, 2017, HomeSchool Academy: Animal in Action: Runners, Grades K-2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, (404) 624-WILD. From runners to swimmers, animals have many ways of moving. Join Zoo Atlanta for an afternoon of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! HomeSchool Academy is a unique program that allows students to explore animal and science concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Programs are grade-appropriate and include games, activities, Zoo tours and animal encounters. Cost: $16.95 (members); $20.95 (non-members). Advance registration and payment required. Walk-up registrations not accepted. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email education@zooatlanta.org.  http://www.zooatlanta.org.

(MI) January 11 through February 1, 2017, Twirlin' Tots, Dance class for ages 2-3. 9:45-10:15. The Grand Rapids Children's Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, (616) 235-4726. Class fee includes one adult and one child and admission to museum for day of class.  Adult is required to accompany child to class. Non-Members $60 (additional child $15). Members $40 (additional child $10). Additional adult on day of class $3 admission at the door. www.grcm.org/

(CT) January 14, 2017, Open Cockpit Day at New England Air Museum, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. New England Air Museum 2016, 36 Perimeter Rd., Windsor Locks, CT, 860-623-330,  staff@neam.org. Special activities include climb aboard experiences in historic aircraft; flight simulators; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, and much more! A variety of aircraft will be open for visitors including the WWII era Republic P-47D, the Vietnam War era Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter, as well as supersonic jet fighters including the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter and the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter. Also on that day, there will be a plastic scale model show courtesy of the Wings and Wheels Modelers Club.  Hundreds of beautifully crafted scale models will be on display for the enjoyment of the Museum’s visitors and will include aircraft, military vehicles, ships, automobiles and dioramas.  Club members will run instructional demonstrations throughout the day.  All activities are free with museum admission. New England Air Museum 2016, 36 Perimeter Rd., Windsor Locks, CT, 860-623-330,  staff@neam.org.

(NY) January14, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(NY) January 14, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(DE) January 14, 15 or 16, 2017, Invention Convention, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hagley Museum and Library, GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. Invention Convention will explore how videographers create videos that entertain and inform us. There will be plenty of video-related activities for visitors to try. Visitors can celebrate the early animators by making thaumatropes and flip books to create blended, moving images, and they can become a Foley artist by using unusual objects to create sounds for a silent video sequence. Visitors can also create their own stop motion video. And where would videography be without a green screen? In addition to learning about the devices and applications of videography, there will be science shows on Chemistry, Physics and Weather. Visitors will also enjoy Invention Convention’s Tinkering Tables and Create-an-Invention area. At the Tinkering Tables, families can investigate the insides of an electronic gadget by using simple hand tools to take it apart. The opposite happens in the Create-an-Invention area, where children can make an invention using everyday household items. To celebrate a job well done, a Hagley “patent” will be issued for every invention. Admission: Adults $8, Children 4-14 $6, Children younger than 4 and Hagley members free Lunch and refreshments available from the Belin House Organic Café. www.hagley.org.

(PA) January 16, 2017, Homeschool Program: Natural Disaster, 10 am-12 noon or 1-3 pm. Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, PA 18049, 610-965-4397. We have all seen the devastation an oil spill can bring to land, water and wildlife. In an abbreviated version of our after-school curriculum program, students will experiment with materials and remediate an oil spill. We will explore the effect on wildlife and ways we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Fee: Child, $9, Adult, $6. Please contact Denise Bauer at 610-965-4397, ext. 131 or dbauer@wildlandspa.org for more information. www.wildlandspa.org.

(NY)  January 17, 2017, Evenings with miSci and the Dudley Observatory, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. MiSci, miSci Galleries, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.orgSpend the evening exploring the exhibits at miSci! Complete the night with a Night Sky Adventure with the Dudley Observatorymisci.org.

(NY) January 17, 2017, Night Sky Adventure: Exploring Pluto (Dudley Observatory), 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The New Horizons mission flew past Pluto back in July of 2015, and astronomers are still analyzing the images the spacecraft sent back. Re-discover Pluto and learn more about its five moons!  Night Sky Adventures are astronomy fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory, in conjunction with volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group, present astronomy lessons, planetarium shows and night sky viewing (weather depending). Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided for public use.  Cost: Free with admission. Location: Lobby, Planetarium, & Courtyard. misci.org.

(NY) January 19, 2017, Little Wonders of Science: Move! 10:30 am - 11:30 am. MiSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org.  Inspire curiosity through stories, play, and special hands-on activities specifically created for children ages 3-5. Held on the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces education through new science topics. Come early for a special 10am showing in miSci’s planetarium of “One World, One Sky” (additional $5/ person), and leave with the materials to continue the study of science at home. Cost: Little Wonders is free with miSci admission, but space can get limited. Register online today! misci.org.

(NY) January 20, 2017, Little Wonders of Science: Move! 10:30 am - 11:30 am. MiSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org.  Inspire curiosity through stories, play, and special hands-on activities specifically created for children ages 3-5. Held on the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces education through new science topics. Come early for a special 10am showing in miSci’s planetarium of “One World, One Sky” (additional $5/ person), and leave with the materials to continue the study of science at home. Cost: Little Wonders is free with miSci admission, but space can get limited. Register online today! misci.org.

(PA) January 20, 2017, Doug Varone and Dancers, 10:30 am. Recommended for Grades 3 and up.  NextMove Dance at the Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-636-9000 ext.110, annemarie@danceaffiliates.org. Doug Varone and Dancers brings powerful modern dances based on literary sources. The company will present ReComposed (2015) inspired by Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawing and Varone’s signature work Possession (1994) to music by Phillip Glass. Tickets are $5. Reservations: Anne-Marie Mulgrew Education Director, 215-636-9000 ext. 110, annemarie@danceaffiliates.org. For full brochure Visit www.danceaffiliates.org.

(NY) January 21, 2017, Little Wonders of Science: Move! 10:30 am - 11:30 am. MiSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org.  Inspire curiosity through stories, play, and special hands-on activities specifically created for children ages 3-5. Held on the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces education through new science topics. Come early for a special 10am showing in miSci’s planetarium of “One World, One Sky” (additional $5/ person), and leave with the materials to continue the study of science at home. Cost: Little Wonders is free with miSci admission, but space can get limited. Register online today! misci.org.

(NY) January 21, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(NY) January 21, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(TN) January 21, 2017, Family Program: Beginner Ukulele Workshop. Program takes place: 1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. or 1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. Originally from Hawaii, the ukulele has been used by country artists since the early twentieth century. Artists from the “Singing Brakeman,” Jimmie Rodgers, to Taylor Swift have performed with this small, guitar-like instrument. Learn more about the ukulele, including chords and songs, in this hands-on workshop taught by Anna Uptain. Uptain is a music educator and multi-instrumentalist who has extensive knowledge about Appalachian music and mountain instruments. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours. This activity takes place in the Museum's Taylor Swift Education Center and is designed for guests ages 7 and up. Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership. Seating is limited. Participating children and up to two accompanying adults may take part in this family program and tour the Museum at a discounted rate! Inquire at the Box Office for more information. CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

(FL) January 24, 2017: Homeschool Classes for Ages 9-12: Animals Have Class, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, Florida 32771, 407-323-44550 ext. 123, education@centralfloridazoo.org.  Why do animals have “class”? Classification that is. What is an amphibian? How are mammals and reptiles different? Let’s find out!  Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org or call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 for more information. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance. Annual Pass Holders: $15.00 Non-Pass Holders: $18.00. Fee includes Zoo admission for the student on day of registered program. www.centralfloridazoo.org.

(GA) January 24-27, 2017, Cinderella, 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM. Storyland Theatre, Grover Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904, 706-736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. Reservations for school performances are required. Teachers and class chaperones are admitted free. Special rates for Home School Groups.  Ask about our scholarships for socio-economically disadvantaged schools. Ticket price: $5 per student. Weekday School Shows are for children Pre-K through Seventh Grade. School shows are restricted to children, teachers and chaperones. www.storylandtheatre.org.

(PA) January 26, 2017, Homeschool Classes: Tug of War: A Simple Game of Work, 9:30 – 11:00am or 1:00 – 2:30pm, Ages: 6-13 years old.  Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 509-6363, info@TLSF.org. Students will explore the world of effort and work. Students will be able to put a number value on the work it takes to complete a task. Students will understand why in a game of tug of war one team wins over another and be able to prove it at the same time. Class dates and times are subject to change. Please call 717.509.6363 to confirm class schedules and with any questions you have about homeschool programming and to pre-register.

(NY) January 28, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(NY) January 28, 2017, Challenger Adventure, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. MiSci, Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org. Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Children (5 -12), admission + $5*. Seniors (65+), admission + $8. Adults (13+), admission + $10.  *Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available). misci.org.

(GA) January 28, 2017, Saturday Family Matinee: Cinderella, 3 PM. Storyland Theatre, Grover Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904, 706-736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. No reservations required. Sit anywhere you like. The Box Office opens at 2:15 PM. Come meet the actors after the show! Ticket price:  Individual Show Tickets - $6 per person (cash or check only, no credit cards please). Active Duty Military Personnel and Their Families admitted free with Military ID. www.storylandtheatre.org.

(TN) January 28, 2017, Family Program: Beginning Guitar Workshop: Brad Paisley Style, Program takes place at 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.–11:45 p.m. Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001. Schools@countrymusichalloffame.org.  Learn to play a Brad Paisley song on the guitar. Participants will practice the basics, including a few chords and strumming techniques. Musician and teacher Todd Woolsey will lead this introductory class. He has played with Joe Nichols, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, and Lee Ann Womack. Guitars provided or bring your own. This activity takes place in the Museum's Taylor Swift Education Center and is designed for guests ages 7 and up. Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership. Seating is limited. Participating children and up to two accompanying adults may take part in this family program and tour the Museum at a discounted rate! Inquire at the Box Office for more information.  CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Education.

(DE) January 28, 2017, Science Saturday: Truss Me, You Won't Fall, 1 to 4 p.m. Hagley Museum and Library, GPS address is 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-2400, AskHagley@hagley.org. "Truss Me, You Won't Fall" focuses on structural engineering while challenging kids to build their own bridges. During this event, Hagley's Youth Leadership Program will demonstrate great activities on Hagley's mobile activity station, the SparkCart. Look for the blue and white umbrella and discover how innovators are inspired by two exciting new themes: the transmission of power and innovations in textiles. Activities are included in admission and free to members. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. www.hagley.org.

(NY) January 29, 2017, SenseAble Science.  10:00 am - 12 pm.  MiSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308, 518-382-7890, info@misci.org.  A sensory friendly science center experience for those with autism and other sensory needs. Presented by the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, Schenectady ARC, and miSci with additional funds from sponsorsmisci.org.

(NJ) January 31, 2017-February 3, 2017, Homeschool Week, 11:00 am-2:00 pm.  Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544, 609-258-3788, artmus@princeton.edu. Join us for self-guided, interactive tours followed by related art projects. Each day has a different theme. All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. Tuesday, January 31: Mexico. Wednesday, February 1: Pop Art. Thursday, February 2: Epic Tales from India. Friday, February 3: Africa. Artmuseum.princeton.edu.