Tuesday, September 28, 2010

25 More Things to Do at CMOM

Since everybody loves a good sequel (like The Cat in the Hat Comes Back and Knuffle Bunny, Too), here are 25 more things to do at CMOM. Enjoy!

1. Come to Tales from the Land of Gullah exhibit.
2. Count the honeybees in the Honeybee Hives.
3. Spot a Lady Gouldian Finch.
4. Hear a story and make a craft during My First Book Club (Tuesdays at 10 a.m.) and Bookworms (Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.).
5. Ride down the slide on the school bus in Playscape.
6. View currency from other countries.
7. Admire Frida Kahlo’s awesome unibrow (and mustache) in the Art Smart Studio.
8. Play art palette twister.
9. Make a souvenir penny.
10. Crack the code to the safe in the bank.
11. Count the number of animals on the Once Upon a Time quilt.
12. Guide a plane to a safe landing in the air traffic control tower.
13. Take a picture with the Dalmatian near the fire truck.
14. Play “AutoZone” bingo.
15. Make a paper tree in the Treehouse.
16. Design your dream room in the Architect’s Office at Your House, My House. And while you’re there…
17. Wear a UT hardhat (do this one at your own risk!)
18. Write a poem using the magnets on the magnet wall.
19. Find out how many whiskers a channel catfish has.
20. See an indoor rainstorm in the Rain Room.
21. Learn about the food pyramid and the importance of healthy eating in the grocery store.
22. Participate in stupendous hands-on science experiments during Pint-Sized Science (Wednesdays at 1 p.m.) and Super Science (Saturdays at 3 p.m.)
23. Put your brain to use during Family Trivia (Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.)
24. Take silly pictures in the Photo Booth.
25. Chill out with some ice cream or a snack at the Kid’s CafĂ©.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


This past week we have received a few gifts generously donated by a local store.

Our admissions desk will be replaced in October with this lovely castle so your little ones will be able to feel like prince and princesses on entering the museum!

There has also been a new addition already added to Playscape Park. This tike sized school bus equipped with a slide, play area, and steering wheel is super fun for the little ones.

For Further Reading...

Fabulous Fine Art (Fridays at 10 a.m.) is one of my favorite programs (and hopefully those who have attended have enjoyed it as well). For all the budding artists (young and old) out there, here are some suggested books for further reading on the artists we've explored.

Georgia O’Keeffe
My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter (children)
Through Georgia’s Eyes by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez (children)

Frida Kahlo
Frida by Jonah Winter (children)

Gustave Courbet
Gustave Courbet by Gerstle Mack (adults)

Marcel Duchamp
Duchamp: A Biography by Calvin Tomkins (adults)

Friday’s (September 17) Fabulous Fine Art will focus on Alma Thomas.

Alma Thomas
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (adults)

Hopefully we'll see you there!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September is Grandparents Month!

We will be offering free admission to Grandparents all Mondays in September - September 6, 13, 20 & 27 - if accompanied with a paying guest (no other discounts may be applied to this offer). We will have special grandparent programming and the grandparent will get a VIP button to wear as well.

In addition to this, the museum is also offering a new Grandparent Membership! The Grandparents Membership has all the benefits of a CMOM Membership with a few extra incentives. The membership will allow up to four people admission during each visit. Also with the purchase of this membership you will get $10 off the purchase of gift certificates/memberships. This Grandparents Membership is available now to purchase for $90. Call (901)-458-2678 with any questions regarding membership.