Monday, September 15, 2014

Monster Bash is coming!

Creepy Crawler Monster Bash

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Snakes…and spiders…and bats…OH MY! Creepy crawler critters have invaded the museum and Dr. Shelly Counsel and the University of Memphis’ mad scientists are here to save the day. Come find out about the “roost” of a bat or investigate why werewolves hate salt. Join us for this non-scary monster bash celebration with fun ghostly experiments, spooky kooky crafts, candy stations, costume parades and more. Dress as your favorite non-scary costumed character and meet us here.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Balloon Painting!

Last Thursday, for Tot Art, we did Balloon Painting. Everyone had a blast! We used tiny balloons, but if you want to do this at home, I'm sure any size would work.

It's fun to choose paint with two primary colors, so it'll make a new color when they mix together!

Little masterpieces!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Staff Profile: Tamara Williamson

Writing the drop-in programs on the dry erase board!

I, your humble blogger, have decided to profile myself!

Position: Program Specialist

Hometown: Memphis, TN

How long have you been at CMOM: Three years and three months

Favorite exhibit: CMOM-TV

Favorite book as a child and why: Green Eggs and Ham, because it was the first book I was able to read by myself

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, yoga, watching old movies (my favorite is All About Eve)

First museum ever visited: Probably the Pink Palace, like everyone else!

Fun fact: I love to bake, and sometimes I bake cookies for the CMOM staff. They particularly like gingersnaps!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My Field Trip to Peabody Elementary

Yesterday, I went to Peabody Elementary and visited Ms. McMillen's second grade class for Memphis Monday. We played Memphis Trivia, and the kids learned facts about our fair city. For example, did you know that Memphis is mentioned by name more than any other city in the world in songs and song titles? We all had a lot of fun. Check out some of the pictures below.

More teamwork!

Great young minds.
Fun group!
And then there's me...

Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Virginia Lee Burton

Happy birthday to one of our favorite authors, Virginia Lee Burton! She was born on August 30, 1909, and died on October 15, 1968. She wrote such books as The Little House, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel (both seen above), and Katy and the Big Snow. Her books have a nice, homespun feel to them without being overly sentimental. Burton also illustrated her books--and the illustrations are super cute! Check out some of her works.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Staff Profile: Pamela Lax

Such a sweet, hardworking lady!

Name: Pamela Lax

Position: Houskeeping Supervisor

Hometown: Somerville, TN

How long have you been at CMOM? 6 and a half years

Favorite exhibit: Kroger

Favorite book as a child: Little Red Riding Hood

Hobbies: Watching movies, spending time with friends, and being with my son

First museum ever visited: The Pink Palace

Fun fact: I was in ROTC in high school.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Potato Prints

Today for Tot Art, we made potato prints. I am not a sculptress, so some of the shapes looked a little rough.

This is supposed to be a heart.
 But the end result was super cute!

P.S. If you do this at home, you hands will smell like potatoes for awhile. Also, triangles and squares are great shapes to start off with (the heart is a bit complicated, and I tried to do a star, but it did not work out).