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Valentines

CupidSunday, February 11, 2pm

With love in the air – create cards that speak your heart for someone special. Valentines have been around for over 500 years, starting as poetic love notes later blossoming into an array of pictorial forms and sentiments.   Whether romantic, humorous, sassy, or kitsch, they are tokens of affection.

Instructor Phyllis Ger will have vintage materials and a variety of supplies on hand for you to fashion your creations.

The workshop is designed for tweens – adults, but there is a supply of materials for any children joining the activity.

Admission $5 / $4 for members.

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Fantasy Terrariums: Winter Break Family Workshop

TerrariumsTuesday, February 20, 1:30— 3pm

Winter greenery in a miniature landscape!

Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about terrariums and create one to take home. A bit of history, a touch of science, and a burst of creativity make up this workshop program.

Initially known as Wardian cases and used to transport plants across countries and oceans. Terrariums  became a  popular fixture in the Victorian home. Home gardeners could create elaborate miniature indoor gardens with a variety of plants and decorations.

We’ll provide a variety of materials and the plants, you bring your creative touch and imagination.  Activity is suitable for adults as well as children.

Admission $5 / $12 per family; children under 3 free. VOM members $4.

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Virtual Activities

For anyone who cannot join us at the Museum we offer virtual activities for kids and families to explore on their own. Each of these are offered free and readily done with simple materials.

Click here for family activity guides to do at home

There are more things to do on our Instagram page (link). Let us know how you're engaging with these activities by commenting or sending us pictures at education@vomuseum.org or posting to our Facebook page.


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