Buzz Bots

Buzz Bots

Chelsea – our Museum Education Assistant who oversees a variety of programs – shares a classic i.d.e.a. Museum activity offered during the Father’s Day Tinkershop. This Buzz Bot incorporates creativity, building and simple circuits. Let’s get started!...
Create musical instruments

Create musical instruments

Tap into your musical side. All you need are recycled materials from home plus some glue, maybe some rubber bands and imagination. Start your artful projects by collecting materials from around your house to create an instrument. Some object you could use include:...
MuseumWeek: Textured artwork

MuseumWeek: Textured artwork

It’s MuseumWeek (May 11-17), and we’re celebrating by looking back at some of our favorite artworks and activities at the museum. We love having changing art exhibits in the Whiteman Family Exhibition Gallery because it gives us an opportunity to share so many...
Bee Cubes by Judy Wood

Bee Cubes by Judy Wood

Add a little positivity at home by creating a “bee cube” with your kids – even your teens will enjoy this. This activity comes from artist/poet Judy Wood, who loves crafting with all kinds of beautiful paper, writing poetry and sharing a positive mindset. This...
Sketch a Still Life

Sketch a Still Life

Among the topics tackled in a recent i.d.e.a. Museum exhibition – Artful Play! Game & Toys – was how toys are designed, which resulted in a sketching activity. Let’s try this at home! Getting Started How are toys designed? When toy designers have...
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