FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Looking for a way to spend quality time with your children over April break? The Fairfield Museum is running a week full of programs that will include history, art and fun, with several tied to the museum’s newest exhibition, “Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson.”
The week includes drop-off programs that run from 9 a.m.to noon and 1-4 p.m., plus the option of a Lunch Bunch from noon to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required for drop-off programs. In addition, there are several free family events during the week.
Highlights of the Free Family Focus events include:
Monday, April 11: 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Storytime with Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig. Meet the World’s Most Famous Pig who travels the country with Farmer Minor spreading a love of books and reading.
Monday: Noon to 3 p.m. - Chain Link Animal Puppets. Stop by and link colorful papers together to form the body of a chain link puppet. Add different faces with chenille stems or color them in with markers and create a puppet show with final creations.
Friday, April 15: 10:30-11 a.m. – Read To Me Storytelling. Cozy up with Museum Docent Barbara Lucia and listen to stories of animals and people emerging from wintertime to usher in spring.
Friday, April 15: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Ferdinand Flower Book Workshop. Stop by and create a flower garden in book form in honor of Ferdinand the Bull, who loved to smell flowers. Fill an accordion-style book with 3-D flowers made from patterned papers, chenille stems, colorful ribbons and scented oils to make a magical array of Ferdinand’s favorite flowers.
Click here for more information or to pre-register for the drop-off sessions.
Fairfield Museum & History Center is at 370 Beach Road.
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