(FL) Through Sept. 4, 2023, SPIDERS ALIVE! Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 352-846-2000. Take an eight-legged walk on the wild side with Spiders Alive! This exciting exhibit dives into the world of spiders, scorpions and their relatives with more than a dozen LIVE species on display. Discover the unique traits and characteristics of this diverse group of animals at this interactive, family-friendly experience! Spiders and their relatives highlight the ecological importance of these animals that include black widows, orb weavers and scorpions. Large touchable models reveal more about spider anatomy and their differences from insects while rare fossils — including one that’s 100 million years old — display species from the past. Videos showcase a variety of unique animal behaviors, such as a diving bell spider living under water and a southern black widow spinning silk. Separate fact from myth and learn about ancient spiders, conservation, venom and more. $8 adults | $7.50 FL. residents, seniors & non-UF college students; $5.50 ages 3-17; FREE for ages 0-2, UF students & Museum members. https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/.
(AL) March-May 2023, 3-DAY, 2-NIGHT FIELD TRIP McDowell Environmental Center (MEC), Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday. 10am arrival, 1pm departure, 2nd grade-12th grade. Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Road, Nauvoo, AL 35578, 205-387-1806, firstname.lastname@example.org. The MEC offers a 3-day, 2-night field trip which includes 12 daytime class hours, 2 nighttime programs, meals, lodging, and 2 snacks a day. At the MEC students are taught by seeing nature up close; wading into a stream to catch macroinvertebrates, touching sandstone canyons on hikes, identifying trees using a dichotomous key, and solving group challenges with their teammates. For homeschool groups, we cater to students from second grade through high school and only require a minimum of 10 participants, including chaperones. If you have a smaller group, please contact our Conference Center for assistance with booking. Cost of Event: $165 per person. www.campmcdowell.org.
(VA) Children’s Museum of Richmond, BILINGUAL STORY TIME, every Thursday at 10:30 AM. Ages 0-8 and their caregivers. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220804. 474.7000, email@example.com. Join us Thursday in October for a bilingual story time in the Downtown Playhouse! We’ll sing, dance, read and learn Spanish! Free with Museum admission. www.cmorva.org.
(VA) Children’s Museum of Richmond, SPECIAL NIGHTS, every third Friday of the month from 5-7 pm, alternating between our Downtown and Chesterfield locations; first Special Night of 2023 takes place Downtown. All ages. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 & Chesterfield, 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112, 804.474.7000, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Children’s Museum is excited to host a FREE night for families with children with disabilities on the third Friday of each month from 5:00-7:00 pm. The event will be open for registration about a week prior to each event. Free. www.cmorva.org.
(VA) Children’s Museum of Richmond, TUTUS & TIES, Every Tuesday at 2:00 PM. Ages 0-8 and their caregivers. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, 804.474.7000, email@example.com/. Movement and Play are good for children’s bodies and brains. In fact, movement can help increase memory, perception, language comprehension, attention, emotional understanding, and decision making! Join us in the Downtown Playhouse where we’ll dress up and move! Free with Museum admission. www.cmorva.org.
(NJ) Montclair State Arena, PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE, All ages. Montclair State Arena, 1 Arena Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424, 973-746-7744, firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday Mornings: 7:10-8:30 am; Monday-Friday, 12:40-2:00 pm; Friday Nights: 9:00-11:00 pm; Saturdays: 1:30-2:50 pm; Sundays: 4:00-5:30 pm. Fee: $20 includes skate rental. Open skating for all ages. Dress warmly. www.montclairstatearena.com.
(NJ) New Jersey State Museum, SMALL EXPLORERS, 2nd Saturday of each month through June 2023, 9:45 or 11:00 am, Ages: 0 to 5 years, NJ State Museum, 205 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08060, email@example.com. Small Explorers is a FREE program for children 5 and under and their families to assist with developing school-readiness. Every month we explore a new theme through storytelling, museum objects, crafts, games, and playtime! Program takes place in-person in the Museum from October June. Two sessions to choose from: 9:45 or 11:00 am. Space is limited, registration required. Registration link available each month on the Museum’s website or Facebook page. Free. www.statemuseum.nj.gov.
(PA) York County History Center, HOMESCHOOL DAYS, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, through May 2023. Sessions generally run from 11 a.m. to noon, with additional sessions added as needed based on interest. Elementary age students. Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess Street, York PA 17401, 717-848-1587, firstname.lastname@example.org, $5 per student, adults admitted free. Each Homeschool Day at the York County History Center features a different student-centered workshop led by our museum staff and free time to explore our museum and interactive exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. Your family will be encouraged to work together, ask questions, and engage with our museum’s STEAM content! www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
(AL) March 7, 2023,. NATURE ACADEMY – MARCH: DOWN IN THE SOIL, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805, 256-830-4447, email@example.com. Before we can start our spring gardens, we need to be sure the soil is just right for our plants. Come learn all about composting and worms! How do they help our dirt become good, rich soil for the plants to grow? We will learn about the important nutrients in the soil that help our plants grow. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for all classes online or by calling 256-830-4447 ext. 253. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 253. https://hsvbg.org/
(MD) March 8, 2023, BIRDING BONANZA, 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Recommended for Grades 2-5. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus, 1000 Frankfurst Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21226, 410-354-7180, email@example.com. Spend a fun-filled morning exploring and learning about our feathered friends. Through a variety of hands-on activities students explore different bird adaptations that help them survive such as their beaks, feathers, and how they construct their nests. On our beautiful nature trails, young ornithologists will hone their skills of species identification and how birds interact in our ecosystem. $20/participant. www.masonvillecove.org
(AL) March 9, 2023, NATURE ACADEMY – MARCH: DOWN IN THE SOIL, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805, 256-830-4447, firstname.lastname@example.org. Before we can start our spring gardens, we need to be sure the soil is just right for our plants. Come learn all about composting and worms! How do they help our dirt become good, rich soil for the plants to grow? We will learn about the important nutrients in the soil that help our plants grow. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for all classes online or by calling 256-830-4447 ext. 253. Questions? Please contact email@example.com or 256-830-4447 ext. 253. https://hsvbg.org
(GA) March 16, 2023, HOMESCHOOL DAY: WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 10am – 12:30pm. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-814-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org. Many times, history is viewed through the lenses of men. This Women’s History Month we will focus on the stories of women and some of the impacts they have had throughout history. Cost: Member Adults: Free; Member Kids: $9; non-member Adults: $15; Non-member Kids: $9;Kids ages 3 & under: Free. https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/.
(AL) March 18, 2023, NATURE ACADEMY – MARCH: DOWN IN THE SOIL, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805, 256-830-4447, email@example.com. Before we can start our spring gardens, we need to be sure the soil is just right for our plants. Come learn all about composting and worms! How do they help our dirt become good, rich soil for the plants to grow? We will learn about the important nutrients in the soil that help our plants grow. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for all classes online or by calling 256-830-4447 ext. 253. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 253. https://hsvbg.org/
(SC) March 18, 2023, KIDSFEST, 10 am to 4 pm. All ages. Hagood Mill Historic Site, 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC 29671, (864) 898-2936, email@example.com. KidsFest is a cherished collaboration between the Hagood Mill Historic Site and the Young Appalachian Musicians. The fun-filled day will feature performances by all of the participating YAMs programs in Pickens County. Other activities will include painted ponies, an “instrument petting zoo”, traditional games, and more. There will also be a variety of traditional arts demonstrations going on around the site. $5 for those 10 years old and older; 9 and under are free. hagoodmillhistoricsite.com.
(FL) March 23, 2023, HISTORIC CEMETARIES AS OUTDOOR MUSEUM, 2PM. New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168, 386-478-0052, NSMofHistory@gmail.com. Hosted by Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) with Jillyan Corrales FPAN encourages families and classes to get into the cemeteries within their communities and put archaeological principles to the test. This PowerPoint presentation introduces iconography, dating of headstones, and change of style over time (seriation) and emphasizes lessons in cemetery preservation. NSBHistory.org.
(MD) March 25, 2023. ST. CLEMENT’S ISLAND MUSEUM WATER TAXI. The water taxi, which provides rides for visitors from St. Clement’s Island Museum to St. Clements Island State Park, will resume seasonal operations and will be cruising daily through October 31, 2023. On this first day of cruising water taxi rides will be free for all visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On all other days, the water taxi is $7 per person (all ages) and includes round trip from the museum to the island and back, as well as museum admission. Interested guests should always call the museum at (301) 769-2222 before visiting to check water taxi availability, as adverse weather or other extenuating circumstances may impact operations. For more information regarding hours of operation, programs, admission prices and more, please visit Museums.StMarysMD.com.
(MD) March 25, 2023, MARYLAND DAY AT ST. CLEMENT’S ISLAND MUSEUM, 10AM-5PM. St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, MD 20626, 301-769-2222, Facebook.com/SCIMuseum. Celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with FREE admission to the museum ALL day. FREE water taxi rides, official ceremony featuring guest speakers and program – including the exchange of ceremonial gifts between the Piscataway and the English settlers (10:00 a.m.). Food truck (11am to 3pm), kids’ activities. A copy of the original Maryland Charter and a show of local art will both be on display in the museum. A commemorative mass on St. Clement’s Island will occur shortly after the ceremony. Music will be provided by students from local Catholic schools. This event commemorates the first landing of the colonists on St. Clement’s Island – a significant part of the island’s, St. Mary’s County’s, and the State of Maryland’s story. museums.stmarysmd.com.
March 31, 2023, LINK UP: THE ORCHESTRA MOVES, 9:45 am. Grades 3-5. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, (800) 255-3476, firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will discover how music compels us to move our bodies and create dance. Together we’ll discover the ways in which music made by the orchestra moves through space from high to low, filling the spaces in between with harmonies, timbres and textures. Pre-registration required. Visit the website to register. $8 per patron. https://www.njsymphony.org/.