NOVEMBER 2021

(FL) November 1, 2021-January 22, 2022, STETSON MANSION “CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR!” HOLIDAY HOME TOUR, Stetson Mansion,1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand, Fl 32720, 386 873-0167, (Recording Only), Info@StetsonMansion.com. Named by USA Today’s_10Best as the #1 Holiday Home Tour in Florida and #3 in the nation. Ten new elaborate, elegant, and reverent designer rooms each year. Mature display to celebrate the birth of Christ, not Santa. The Mansion, built for Famed hat maker JB Stetson in 1886, is Florida’s most historic home and very first luxury mansion. Thomas Edison installed the electric and the first electric Christmas tree lights in Florida appeared here.  Price: $27 plus $3 booking fee and 6.5% tax. www.StetsonMansion.Com

(PA) November 17, 2021, HOMESCHOOL DAY: MAGICAL MUSIC, ages: elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611.Groove into the day with a morning of music and art activities as you explore how guitars have influenced history and music. Reservations Required.  Deadline to register is 24 hours prior to the event. Contact Coleen at 610.371.5850 x227 or coleen.mikucki@readingpublicmuseum.org. All program participants will be required to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver to attend each program. ***The Museum is following all CDC recommended policies for programs and events. Members: $15 (1 adult and 1 child); $5 for each additional child or adult. Non-Members: $20 (1 adult and 1 child); $7 for each additional child or adult, https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/homeschool-days.

(NC) November 19, 2021, TOUCH TANK FEEDING, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, 910-579-1016. You’re invited to get up close with some of the more familiar creatures found in our ocean. Our touch tank pool allows you to gently touch marine animals such as sea stars, sea urchins, whelks, horseshoe crabs, and hermit crabs. These animals live in a variety of habitats and have developed many ways to survive the waves and predators. Volunteers are on hand to assist and teach you about these incredible animals. Did you know, when a sea urchin “hugs” your finger if you gently touch its spines, it’s actually checking you out: Are you food or predator? If you’re neither, the animal will just gradually release you. https://museumplanetarium.org/

(CT) November 23, 2021, 28th ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW, 10:00 am through February 20, 2022, 5:00 pm. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426. The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 28th year of fun for all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26-foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun! Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – Sunday, February 20, 2022. https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/28th-annual-holiday-train-show/

(CT) November 26, 2021, THANKFUL FRIDAY, 10am-4pm, All ages. SHU Discovery Science Center and Planetarium, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604, 203-416-3521, info@shudiscovery.org. Join us on November 26th for Thankful Friday, a day full of crafting gifts, taking pictures with holiday favorites, and writing thank you cards to frontline workers for all that they do. There’s so much to be thankful for, and here at the Science Center we’re most thankful for YOU! Cost of Event: Varies by program. shudiscovery.org

(NC) November 26, 2021, TOUCH TANK FEEDING, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, 910-579-1016. You’re invited to get up close with some of the more familiar creatures found in our ocean. Our touch tank pool allows you to gently touch marine animals such as sea stars, sea urchins, whelks, horseshoe crabs, and hermit crabs. These animals live in a variety of habitats and have developed many ways to survive the waves and predators. Volunteers are on hand to assist and teach you about these incredible animals. Did you know, when a sea urchin “hugs” your finger if you gently touch its spines, it’s actually checking you out: Are you food or predator? If you’re neither, the animal will just gradually release you. https://museumplanetarium.org/

(NC) November 27, 2021, SUPER SATURDAY: HOLIDAY SCIENCE, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, 910-579-1016. This program involves some fun holiday-themed science experiments to welcome the holiday season. Experiments include learning about density by making a magic potion and bringing in some winter weather by making snow. This family-friendly program will educate and entertain children and adults. This program is hosted by Jamie Justice, the Education Coordinator for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. https://museumplanetarium.org/

(CT) November 28, 2021, TREES IN THE RIGGING, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426. Kick off the season in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Boat Parade.  Following the Town of Essex Pandemic Task Force guidance, this year’s event will only feature the on-water boat parade. The traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street will be back again once restrictions are lifted within the State of CT. To keep Santa and his elves safe, they will also be part of the on-water parade only. There is no better way to safely distance yourself from crowds than to float in your boat! This is the year to register your boat and be part of the on-water parade! To register your boat for the parade, please e-mail Allison Insall at ainsall@ctrivermuseum.org. The Connecticut River Museum will be open this evening for all to attend the 28th Annual Holiday Train Show. Our Museum Shop is open for Museum Shop Sunday. Remember that members always receive 10% off in our shop. https://ctrivermuseum.org/