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November 20th, 9am-7pm: Happy 10th Birthday, CMWS! Help us celebrate our 10th Birthday! FREE admission from 9am-7pm. Join us for exciting programs throughout the day including Angel Bear Yoga (10am), Big Bang Boom Rock Concert (11am), Spring Dance classes (1 & 2pm), Monkey Hooper Fitness (4pm) and a Magic Show with Captain Jim (6 pm).  Enjoy complimentary Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee all day!  A special thanks to our birthday sponsors Wells Fargo & IL Long Construction Co.

November 28th, 29th, 30thBlue Eyed Bettys’ Songs for Everyone—Join Peppercorn Theatre and the harmony-driven tunes of The Blue Eyed Bettys for an all-new musical adventure story like no other. You and your family will love this lively tale which blends the folk-fun sounds of The Blue Eyed Bettys original music with the live storytelling of a Peppercorn production. Starring Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on violin, and Ben Mackel on guitar. Show times: Friday, 11/28 – 11 am, 2 pm & 7 pm; Saturday, 11/29 – 11 am; Sunday, 11/30 – 3 pm. Tickets are: $3 for CMWS members, $6 for nonmembers (concert), $11 for nonmembers (concert and museum admission). To learn more about the band, please visit:

November 28thIceVenture Grand Opening—Get ready for winter in the City of Arts and InnSNOWvation! IceVenture, an all-new seasonal exhibit, blows in on November 28th! Decorate a snowman, collect snowballs, go ice-fishing and slide on our sock-skating rink, even if the snow isn’t falling outside. Open through February 2015.  Special thanks to the Sam and Pauline Carter Fund and ReSource.

December 6th, 8 am – 10 am: Breakfast with Santa—Celebrate the season with a morning filled with Christmas spirit!  Start off with a delicious catered breakfast complete with eggs, sausage, fruit and pastries.  Enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, storytime and a visit from the man in red himself!  Hearts & Arrows Photography will photograph your little one on Santa’s lap, a cherished keepsake that will be emailed to you. Printed portraits and high resolution electronic copies of your photos are available for purchase directly from Hearts & Arrows on site. Each child will receive a fun-filled goody bag!  Registration Required: $17.08/member, $19.22/nonmember. Register online by clicking here.

December 13th10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Elf Tea Party—It’s time for a little elf magic!  Make your elf costume—a felt cap with ears, bell necklace and rosy cheeks.  Next, sing silly songs, enjoy storytime and create elf-themed crafts!  Enjoy making elf donuts & reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve!  Adults and children enjoy tasty tea-time snacks—hot cocoa, mini cupcake, fruit and more!  Registration Required: $14.95/member-child (1 free adult); $19.22/nonmember-child (1 free adult), museum admission included.  Each additional adult—$3.20, museum admission not included. Fees include 6.75% NC Sales Tax. Register online by clicking here.

December 20th & Tuesday, December 23rdDrop-in Gingerbread House Workshop—10 am — 1 pm, while supplies last!  Make & take a mini gingerbread house for $6.40 (fee includes 6.75% NC sales tax).  Build your creation with a mini milk carton, graham crackers, icing and a variety of sweet treats! Museum admission not included but required.

December 31st: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration—Happy New Year! Join us for a countdown to Noon Year’s Eve!  Create your very own sound shaker in the Art Studio beginning at 10 am.  At 11:40 we’ll gather together for fun songs, silly activities and a storytime.  We’ll end with our countdown to the noon year!   CMWS will close at 2pm.

R– Registration Required $– Additional cost for program. Program fees are subject to applicable N.C. State Sales and Use Tax Free Parking:  Free Parking is available at the Children’s Museum. We do share our parking lots with neighboring businesses so please make sure to park in spots designated as Children’s Museum. Program Cancellation and Inclement Weather Policy