November 1, 2014

February Vacation Week Programs at the Connecticut River Museum

art project in process

Art activities and outdoor adventures are part of the week at the Connecticut River Museum’s February Vacation Week Programs.

Essex, CT – When school is out, the Connecticut River Museum is the place to be! Take a hike, create a masterpiece, challenge yourself to a scavenger hunt or take a cruise up the river on an eagle boat trip. Our February Vacation Week is packed full of discovery, exploration and fun. Plan to come for a day or two, or join us for the week.  Weather permitting a portion of each day will be spent outdoors, appropriate clothing is required. Each program runs from 9:00 – 12:00 and is designed for children ages 7 – 12.  The member fee is $25 per day for the Tuesday – Thursday sessions, $35 for Friday and $95 for the week.  The non-member fee is $30 per day for Tuesday – Thursday, $40 for Friday and $110 for the week.  Advance registration is required.  To reserve a space, download and mail in the registration form from the website: www.ctrivermuseum.org, or contact the education department at 860-767-8269 x113 or jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org

Tuesday, February 19: Museum Quest
What treasures live in the Museum? It’s discovery day as we explore the galleries, solve puzzles, create our own I SPY adventures to challenge our friends and make masterpieces inspired by the museum collections.

Wednesday, February 20: Winter Wonderland
Bundle up for outdoor exploration as we take a nature hike to search for animal tracks and other natural treasures. Back inside we will create nature collages and paint winter landscapes.

Thursday, February 21: Sail Away
Ahoy Mateys! Join us for a day of sailor life as we build model boats, make sailor crafts, perfect the art of knot tying, send secret messages with signal flags and play a treasure hunt navigation game.

Friday, February 22: EagleWatch Adventure
Join us for an adventure on Project Oceanology’s Enviro-lab III as we cruise up river in search of eagles and other winter birds. Kids are welcome to bring their own cameras. Back in side we will create eagle art and make a bluebird box to take home for your yard.
For more information on these and other February vacation activities at the Connecticut River Museum, go to www.ctrivermuseum.org or call 860.767.8269.  The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main Street on the Essex waterfront.