Lutz Happenings: Little Leprechauns, Butterfiles and Family-Friendly Concerts

Here's a rundown of some upcoming events at the Lutz Children's Museum.

The  was a busy place last week.  Schools were closed in many towns, and families were looking for fun things to do together. The museum was prepared with free programs in addition to the hands-on exhibits and live animals. 

Things are back to normal this week, which is to say there is still a lot going on….only with a few more available parking spaces.  Now the museum staff turns their attention to outreach programs.  Museum curators deliver fun and informative programs for children at schools and libraries.  Some of the animals can travel to off-site programs, which is always popular, but other programs including art and history topics are also available. Teachers and scout leaders are encouraged to call and reserve their program today. 

It is hard to believe, but the museum staff is already hard at work planning summer programs. Registration for all-day summer camp at Oak Grove Nature Center has already started. There will be five one-week sessions. Sign up for one or all five weeks, but do it quickly. Spaces fill up fast.

Here are just a few upcoming events at the museum. Visit our website, www.lutzmuseum.org, for a complete listing of afterschool programs, classes, concerts and trips all designed for children and families. 

Little Leprechauns
Tuesday, March 8, 10 - 10:30 a.m. 
Ages 2-3 (with caregiver)

It's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a story and holiday traditions. How many different textures will you need to make your own shamrock creation? Remember to wear some green!

Web Price: $7.50 (Members), $9.00 (Non-Members). 

Beautiful Butterflies
Thursday, March 10, 10 - 11:00 a.m. or 1 - 2 p.m. 
Ages 3-5

Did you know that caterpillars start off as eggs? Eventually they will turn into a beautiful and graceful insect, but the middle of their lives will be all about eating. Join us as we discover the BIG deal behind this little insect's life cycle.

Yoga for Children and Caregivers
Wednesdays: March 23, March 30, April 4, April 13 
Ages 3-5 (with caregiver)

Yoga is a fun way for children and adults to learn to move, stretch, and breathe.  Each class will stand on its own, so sign up for one or all four. Please come in comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat if you have one; instructor will provide mats for those who do not.

No previous yoga experience necessary.                 

Web Price Per: $9.00 (Members)  $11.25 (Non-Members)

Girl Scout Day
Saturday, March 12 

All Girl Scouts receive free museum admission on March 12 in honor of National Girl Scout Day.

 Read about Girl Scout badge programs at:  http://www.lutzmuseum.org/documents/girlscout2011.pdf.                 

Family Friendly Concert 
Sunday, April 17

Bari Koral's lyrics are kid-friendly (she croons about cars, waves, airplanes, and farms), while her up-tempo rock songs are a huge hit with parents (think Norah Jones with a smidge of honky-tonk).  This performance is free with museum admission thanks to support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council.  Hear Bari at www.barikoral.com


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