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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

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

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Monday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 22

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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
Self-Portrait
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 AND PLANETARIUM INFORMATION

(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.) 
PLANETARIUM SCHEDULE – Winter 2017
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

Observatory

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.

Organizers

Organized by :  Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Organizer's Address : 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721 Email : webmaster@vanderbiltmuseum.org Website : http://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org

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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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