Week of the Young celebrated at Imagine Nation, April 13 to 17

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center at One Pleasant St, Bristol, invites the Bristol area to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child going on from April 13 to 17. As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.

Each day of the week will feature a theme from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. There will be daily animal encounters at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. included in museum admission. There will also be a daily Workshop Add-on that children can participate in for $5 per workshop per child. Daily workshops are from 11 to11:45 a.m., or 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for Workshop Add-ons only. Call (860)314-1400 to register. A Scholastic Book Fair will be held Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, April 13 is Paint Day, where children can explore different art tools and techniques while mixing, brushing and dabbing. Monday’s Workshop Add-on is Pinwheel Painting.

Tuesday, April 14 is Taco Tuesday, where children can learn about Mexican culture, taste test tacos, and craft something “crunchy.” Tuesday’s Workshop Add-on is Paper Piñatas.

Wednesday, April 15 is Nano Days (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and allows children to visit interactive stations exploring teeny tiny science. Wednesday’s Workshop Add-on is Little Robots.

Thursday, April 16 is Music Makers, and children will shake, jingle, tap, and clap. Create rhythmic patterns with the Garden of Beats drum circle from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Workshop Add-on is all about Music Makers.

Friday, April 17 is Feathered Friends, where children can learn all about feathers and their function for flight. The Connecticut Parrot Society will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Workshop Add-on will be Build a Birdhouse.

Admission to the museum is $10 per person. INMELC and children under 1 are free. Library passes and ACM memberships are not accepted for these programs.

For further information, call the museum at (860)314-1400, visit www.imaginemuseum.org, or find it on Facebook.

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