Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Homeschool Labs Have Arrived!

Hey Homeschool Families!!!

You've been asking for it, and we're delivering!

The Children's Museum of Memphis proudly presents the first ever Homeschool Labs.

These Labs are strictly for homeschool-ers. Reservations are required and the spots are filling up now!

Here are the Programs dates and times. Call us at 901.458.2678 for more information and to register.

September 3rd, 2008: Project Polymers; learn all about polymers and their chemical make-up. Create slime, ooze and find polymers in nature! 2:30pm

September 17th, 2008: Animation Station; Ever wonder how your favorite cartoon characters come to life? Learn the basics of animation and the science behind how animation "tricks" they eye. Explore early animation techniques like zoetrope, and create your own animation to take home. 2:30pm

October 8th, 2008: Volcano!; Learn about Geography, Geology and Chemistry durring this explosive lab. Discuss Volcanos, study a real volcanic rock, and then work in a team to explode your very own volcano! 2:30pm

October 22nd, 2008: Stuffee; An inside-out look at our anatomy. Learn about the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems from Stuffee, a seven-foot-tall rag doll that unzips to reveal what's inside our insides. 2:30pm

We're hoping this program is well recieved. If we generate a lot of interest who knows what we could do next! If you are not a homeschool family, but know someone who is, pass along this information.

Thanks all, and have a great week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's Elvis Week!

It's Elvis Week...My first Elvis week in Memphis and I AM EXCITED!

Tomorrow, August 14th we'll have a few Elvii running around the Children's Museum.

Images of the King-Youth Showcase will be performing in the Little Orpheum. Come on by and check them out. They're sure to sing your favorite Elvis song!

The show begins at 1:30pm.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Children's Museum of Memphis is named "Best Museum in Memphis"!!!

From May 19th to June 30th, parents were invited to vote for their favorites in Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Contest. ParentsConnect is an online resource for parenting advice.

We're so excited to be named the "Best Museum for Little Kids" in the Memphis Area! Thanks to everyone who voted!

Check out us and the rest of the winners here.

Again, Thanks! We wouldn't be here with out you!

See ya around!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Teachers' Night Out

Thank you to all the teachers who came out to the museum to kick off the first ever Teachers' Night Out. We had a great turnout and the night was a huge success! Over $800 in door prizes were awarded, new friendships were formed, and a world of opportunities was opened!

What an awesome way to kick off the school year!

Special thanks goes out to all the participants: Memphis Botanic Garden, The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Lichterman Nature Center, The Orpheum, The National Civil Rights Museum.

Also, a HUGE thanks to the organizations who provided door prizes: The Knowledge Tree, Office Max, Malco, Memphis Zoo, Essential Touch Salon, Orgins, That's Love Florist, Teacher's Credit Union, Bosco's, The Body Shop, Clinique, The English Garden, Aveda, Davis-Kidd, Franklin Covey, Barnes & Noble, and Macy's.

Monday, August 4, 2008

CMOM has gone to the Dogs!

About a month ago, two white Buddy Dogs were delived to the Children's Museum!

We couldn't let them just sit there, so we got our paint and brushes out and went to town!

The whole project is part of The Humane Society of Memphis' "Dog Daze in Memphis". There are 75 dogs all over town, and The Children's Museum of Memphis has two of them! Special thanks to Bebe Betz Pinkley for helping our little artists! There was paint everywhere, but they turned out pretty goods.

You can find that spotted fellow by the Firetruck in our City Friends exhibit. His name is Pokey Dot, and he's named after the Pokey Little Puppy. Come by and give him a squeeze. See if you can find the other dogs around Memphis.