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School-Break Workshops at the Vanderbilt for Pre-K, Grades K-4

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Start Date: February 12, 2017
End Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Location: The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road in Centerport, NY 11721

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Monday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 22


Vanderbilt educator works with children on creative projects.

When schools close for February and April breaks, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Education Department offers fun, creative workshops for pre-kindergarten children and those in grades K-4.

Advance registration is required for all workshops. Please call (631) 854-5539 for more information and to register.

All workshops are held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fee: $20 for members, $18 for non-members.

Cancellation policy: The Museum reserves the right to cancel any workshop that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refunds will be issued up to seven days before the start of a workshop, for a cancellation made by the registrant.

Monday, February 20
Grades 2 – 4
Mr. Vanderbilt’s mansion is filled with interesting portraits, including one of George Washington.  After our house tour we’ll paint our own self-portraits.

Tuesday, February 21
Cold Climate Adaptations
Grades 1 – 3
Explore the wildlife dioramas and learn how animals survive the cold.  After our tour we’ll create a mini-diorama snow globe.

Wednesday, February 22
Animals in Winter
Preschool (with adult)
We’ll explore the museum to find animals that live in cold climates and make a polar bear print snow globe.

Monday, April 10
Fish and Whales
Grades 3 and 4
We’ll visit the marine collection and compare the anatomy of fish and marine mammals and create a mixed-media underwater seascape.

Tuesday, April 11
Carnivores and Herbivores
Kindergarten – Grade 2
Visit the wildlife dioramas, compare carnivores and herbivores and make a big cat mask.

Wednesday, April 12
Butterflies and Moths
Preschool (with adult)
Visit the insect collection, learn about the characteristics of butterflies and moths, and make a mobile.


(Museum administrative office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 4:00. Closed weekends and holidays.)
Hours – Museum and Mansion
Through April 10, 2017Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00. Last mansion tour begins at 4:00(The Museum and Mansion are closed MondayWednesday, Thursday and Friday.) Planetarium open Friday and Saturday nights.
Hours – Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium
Through April 10, 2017: Daytime shows Tuesday at 2:00, and Saturday and Sunday at 12:001:002:003:00 and 4:00. Evening shows on Friday and Saturday at 8:009:00 and 10:00(The Planetarium is closed MondayWednesday, Thursday and Friday, but is open Friday and Saturday nights.) 
January 3 – February 28
Open February 20 — February 24 (Winter Vacation)
Tuesday Afternoons
2:00 – Stars: Powerhouses of the UniverseFriday Nights
8:00 – Long Island Skies
9:00 – Black Holes
10:00 – Led Zeppelin – Laser Show!Saturday Nights
8:00  – Night Sky, Live!
9:00  – Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
10:00 – Led Zeppelin – New Laser Show!Saturday and Sunday Afternoons – plus Monday, January 16 (MLK Day) and February 20-24

12:00 –One World, One Sky
1:00 – Earth, Moon, and Sky
2:00 – Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe
3:00 – Night Sky, Live!
4:00 – Black Holes


Year-round viewing of the night sky (weather permitting), Friday only, 9:00-10:00 (free with show ticket; $3.00 without show ticket)
Museum Admission
General museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students with ID and seniors (62 and older), and $3 for children 12 and under. General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Marine Museum, Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a mansion tour, add $5 per ticket. (A video tour of the mansion is available on request.)
Mansion Tours
Guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — are available Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:002:003:00 and 4:00.
Planetarium Admission
During the day, visitors to the Planetarium pay general museum admission ($7 for adults, $6 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under), plus $5 each for a Planetarium show. Since the museum is closed in the evening, no general museum admission is charged — visitors pay only for Planetarium show tickets: $9 for adults, $8 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $7 for children 12 and under.
Vanderbilt Observatory
Night-sky viewing on Friday (weather permitting), 9:00-10:00 p.m. Observation is free to visitors with a planetarium show ticket, $3.00 for those without a show ticket.


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Event categories: Family, History, and Workshops/Classes.Event tags: Family/Kids, Historical Landmark, History, Interactive, Suffolk, Vacation, and Workshop.

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