Monday, July 28, 2008

Because Oscar Mayer has a way, the WIENERMOBILE is here!

As Tim mentioned in one of his earlier posts, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be visiting the museum this Friday, August 1st for our sports-themed Summer Drop-in Day! Come see one of the most popular icons in the United States. This hot-dog-mobile was first built in 1936 in an effort to promote Oscar Mayer products at supermarkets across the country. It certainly is ‘frank-tastic,’ and travels about 500 miles a week on average! Get up close to this 27-foot vehicle as it makes a stop at the museum on its cross-country journey and sneak a peak at the life of an Oscar Mayer ‘Hotdogger’. We’ll also have visits from the Brockton Rox Baseball Players (11am-noon) and Personal Best Karate, who will be performing at 1pm.

Oh- and in case anyone is interested in practicing the chorus of the Oscar Mayer song before visiting…here it is!

My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R
Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why, I'll say,
"'Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A."

Monday, July 21, 2008

Brain Drain Be Gone!

Now that mid-summer is here, parents may be starting to worry about their children undergoing learning loss- what is known by many to be the ‘Summer Slide’. Dr. Ruth Peters made a number of great suggestions on how to fight the brain drain for The Today Show, suggesting local libraries, safe internet sites, summer camps, local museums, concerts, aquariums, parks, etc. All of these activities involve interactive forms of education, to keep the mind active and the body in motion throughout the summer.

We have a great ‘Summer Slide’ webpage with some statistics and additional links to information and suggestions on how to combat the phenomenon. Our Mini-camps, FETCH! Challenges and Summer Drop-in Days are a great place to start, and to top it all off, we're local!

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Great Start To An Even Greater Summer!

What a perfect way to begin our Summer Drop-in Days! After a visit from Ruff Ruffman , some absolutely yummy cake from Shaw's, FETCH! kite activities, musical instruments with Jane MacAuslan, karaoke, dancing, and making musical instruments, we have drawn quite the crowd! It is so nice to see kids of all ages (and their parents) enjoying some summer fun in the sun. What a hit the past two days have been! I've included a fun photo of our very good friend Ruff Ruffman's visit!
I already cannot wait for next Thursday (the 17th) when we will be having our first Tie-Dye Drop-in day! Come back on Friday (the 18th) and get messy as we make all sorts of Crazy Concoctions! From playdough and gak, to snot and slime, we'll be using everyday ingredients to make your favorite messy creations. Stop by anytime between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm.

I also wanted to thank those of you who voted for the Children's Museum in Easton in the Parents' Picks Award Contest, we really appreciate your votes!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fireworks, Festivities and Family Fun!

I cannot believe it is already the 3rd of July. Time truly flies when you’re having fun, I’ve been convinced! Fourth of July plans are always difficult to decide on because there are so many options. I was listening to Kiss 108 this morning on my way into work and heard the mayor talking about all the fun things going on in Boston for the 4th. Check out the webpage at I think I will be heading to the beach for a nice long weekend of sun, family time, fireworks and endless barbecuing. I’ve included a photo of myself as a little girl on the Fourth of July at my favorite beach spot in Maine!

The museum will be closed Friday the 4th through Sunday the 6th but we’d love to see you on Monday. I want to wish everyone a safe, festive and Happy Fourth of July!