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Friday, January 21, 2011

So much to do...

So much to learn

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., will have drop-in art activities, interactive workshops, short guided tours, a visit from the 5th Connecticut Regiment of Revolutionary War re-enactors and a workshop at the Yale University Art Gallery.

The theme for the school vacation program Feb. 21-25, is Colonial New Haven. Each day will highlight a particular aspect of the period, including the Quinnipiac Indians, Feb. 21; mapmaking, Feb. 22; arts, Feb. 23; children’s games, Feb. 24 featuring spinning tops courtesy of the Eli Whitney Museum; and the American Revolution Feb. 25.

Pre-registration is required to participate in a hands-on workshop featuring objects from the period Feb. 25 at the Yale Art Gallery. Participants will meet at the art gallery at 1:30 p.m. The 1½-hour workshop will include a discussion and an activity.

Refreshments will be served at the museum, but visitors may bring lunch. Activities are designed for children ages 4 older and their families. Children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times in the museum.

For a complete schedule of activities, go to http://www.newhavenmuseum.org/ under the “News” section.

Admission is $5 per child per day and free for members. Special rates apply if booking in advance for multiple days. Pre-registration is suggested.

For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, director of education, at 203-562-4183, ext. 11 or go to education@newhavenmuseum.org.

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