The New Children’s Museum celebrates summer on Earth and Mars on Saturday, June 15, 2013. This day-long event includes hands-on astronomy activities, exciting planetarium shows (including The Skies Above Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) and summer-related crafts to make and take home. Weather permitting, a special telescope will provide safe viewing of the Sun.
We are approaching summer in the northern hemisphere on Earth, but it is already summer in the southern hemisphere of Mars. Celebrate summer from the Blue Planet to the Red Planet in a special group activity! Visitors are invited to participate in an exciting summer solstice drum circle at 1 p.m. in the planetarium. Drums will be available for use by the drum circle facilitator, Playtivity of West Hartford, CT.
Planetarium shows and special activities, including the drum circle, are included with general admission on Summer Celebration Day. Museum hours on June 15th are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to The New Children’s Museum is $14.75 for adults, $13.75 for seniors (63+), $13.75 for children (2-12) and free for children under age 2.
Weather permitting, ice cream and cupcakes will be available for sale.
SPECIAL SHOWS IN THE PLANETARIUM ONLY FOR SAT. JUNE 15, 2013 to “Celebrate Summer on Earth and Mars” :
10 A.M. – The Sky Above Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Explore the sky with characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Watch a sunset from Daniel’s clock; try to catch the Moon with Lady Elaine; go stargazing from King Friday’s castle.
1 P.M. – Playtivity Live Drum Circle in the Planetarium
Visitors are invited to participate in an exciting summer solstice drum circle in the planetarium. Percussion instruments will be available for visitors to use.
2:30 P.M. – Connecticut Live Skies
Join Noreen, our Planetarium Manager, in a live presentation to learn about the seasons, moon’s phases and how to find seasonal constellations with a star map (you get to take home!).