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Fairfield Museum Keeps Kids Busy During April Break

Fairfield Museum and History Center plans several activities for school break in April.
Fairfield Museum and History Center plans several activities for school break in April. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

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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