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Give the gift of the Children's Museum this Holiday Season!

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The holidays are upon us, but there's still time to visit the Terre Haute Children's Museum for all your gift-giving needs!snowman
 

Gift Certificates: You set the amount, we'll do the rest! Children’s Museum gift certificates can be used toward Museum admission, membership, birthday parties or programs, or you can use it to purchase a fun gift item in the Old National Bank Science Store!

Gift Shop: Unwrap your kids' imagination this Christmas with gifts from one of Terre Haute’s most unique toy stores, the Old National Bank Science Store, located inside the Museum! We’re open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, for hassle-free, last-minute shopping. There is no admission charge when you come in just to shop, and Museum members will receive 10% off their purchase when they show their membership card!

Museum Memberships: Make special memories with a gift membership that keeps on giving even after the holidays! A THCM Membership is a year-long ticket to the Terre Haute Children's Museum and 280 other museums across the nation!

Sponsor a brick or limestone: Looking for a unique way to honor a family member, teacher, coach or organization? Engrave their name on the Museum, and your tax-deductible donation will go toward our endowment fund! And thanks to a generous challenge grant, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation is matching $1 for every $2 added to our endowment fund before March 31, 2012, so your donation will go even further!

Donate: Everything that children love about the Museum is made possible by the generous support of patrons that know and treasure the Museum. Consider making a tax-deductible donation this holiday season, and make a difference in the lives of our community’s children and families!

Holiday Hours: The kids are out of school, and the weather outside is dreary. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to visit the Children’s Museum! We have special holiday hours, and we’re even open the day after Christmas, so if you have friends and family visiting from out of town, make sure to encourage them to visit the Museum as well!

Wednesday, Dec. 21: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24: Closed
Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 27: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 28: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – New Year’s Noon Celebration!
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed

During the week of Jan. 2, the Museum will resume its regular hours, which are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. Museum admission is free for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and children under 24 months. Regular admission is $7 for adults and children over 24 months.


Happy_New_Year_03New Year's Noon:
On Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will host its first New Year’s Noon Celebration! During the event, Museum guests will make and decorate their own New Year’s hats, crowns and noisemakers. They will also participate in a countdown to noon and then parade through the Museum wearing their newly made crowns and playing their noisemakers! The New Year’s Noon celebration is free with Museum admission. Museum admission is $7 for adults and children over 24 months. Admission is free for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and children under 24 months.

 

 

 

Make plans to stop by the Terre Haute Children's Museum this holiday season! The Terre Haute Children's Museum is located at 727 Wabash Ave., at the corner of 8th Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute. For more information, call 812-235-5548, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.

 


 

Give the gift of the Children's Museum this Holiday Season!

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The holidays are upon us, but there's still time to visit the Terre Haute Children's Museum for all your gift-giving needs!snowman
 

Gift Certificates: You set the amount, we'll do the rest! Children’s Museum gift certificates can be used toward Museum admission, membership, birthday parties or programs, or you can use it to purchase a fun gift item in the Old National Bank Science Store!

Gift Shop: Unwrap your kids' imagination this Christmas with gifts from one of Terre Haute’s most unique toy stores, the Old National Bank Science Store, located inside the Museum! We’re open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, for hassle-free, last-minute shopping. There is no admission charge when you come in just to shop, and Museum members will receive 10% off their purchase when they show their membership card!

Museum Memberships: Make special memories with a gift membership that keeps on giving even after the holidays! A THCM Membership is a year-long ticket to the Terre Haute Children's Museum and 280 other museums across the nation!

Sponsor a brick or limestone: Looking for a unique way to honor a family member, teacher, coach or organization? Engrave their name on the Museum, and your tax-deductible donation will go toward our endowment fund! And thanks to a generous challenge grant, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation is matching $1 for every $2 added to our endowment fund before March 31, 2012, so your donation will go even further!

Donate: Everything that children love about the Museum is made possible by the generous support of patrons that know and treasure the Museum. Consider making a tax-deductible donation this holiday season, and make a difference in the lives of our community’s children and families!

Holiday Hours: The kids are out of school, and the weather outside is dreary. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to visit the Children’s Museum! We have special holiday hours, and we’re even open the day after Christmas, so if you have friends and family visiting from out of town, make sure to encourage them to visit the Museum as well!

Wednesday, Dec. 21: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24: Closed
Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 27: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 28: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – New Year’s Noon Celebration!
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed

During the week of Jan. 2, the Museum will resume its regular hours, which are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. Museum admission is free for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and children under 24 months. Regular admission is $7 for adults and children over 24 months.


Happy_New_Year_03New Year's Noon:
On Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will host its first New Year’s Noon Celebration! During the event, Museum guests will make and decorate their own New Year’s hats, crowns and noisemakers. They will also participate in a countdown to noon and then parade through the Museum wearing their newly made crowns and playing their noisemakers! The New Year’s Noon celebration is free with Museum admission. Museum admission is $7 for adults and children over 24 months. Admission is free for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and children under 24 months.

 

 

 

Make plans to stop by the Terre Haute Children's Museum this holiday season! The Terre Haute Children's Museum is located at 727 Wabash Ave., at the corner of 8th Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute. For more information, call 812-235-5548, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.

 


 

Bridges of Indiana and C.A.R.S. sponsor events at Children's Museum for individuals with disabilities

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Bridges of Indiana and Child Adult Resource Services (C.A.R.S.) are teaming up with the Terre Haute Children’s Museum to sponsor unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to experience the facility.

This program, titled “Exceptional Explorations,” will allow individuals with disabilities and their families to experience the Terre Haute Children’s Museum at NO COST. Several dates have been chosen for the Children’s Museum to open their doors to allow these individuals the opportunity to experience the facility on a more personal level:

  • Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Christmas Cheer
  • Monday March 5, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Disability Awareness Day
  • Wednesday, April 11, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Autism Awareness
  • Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Summer Games Kickoff Party

“We are excited to team up with the Children’s Museum, to provide this opportunity,” said Tiffany Smith, marketing communications specialist for Bridges of Indiana. “We encourage all of those interested to come have a fun and unique experience at the fantastic Children’s Museum, on us!”

To ensure that those who participate have a positive and worthwhile experience, registration is required for each event. To register, visit www.bridgesofindiana.com. Place your mouse over the Calendar link and then click on Exceptional Explorations. People visiting the Terre Haute Children’s Museum can also register using the kiosk located on the first floor of the Museum.

For more information about Bridges of Indiana, visit www.bridgesofindiana.com. For more information about C.A.R.S. visit www.cars-services.org. For more information about the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.

 

Bridges of Indiana and C.A.R.S. sponsor events at Children's Museum for individuals with disabilities

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Bridges of Indiana and Child Adult Resource Services (C.A.R.S.) are teaming up with the Terre Haute Children’s Museum to sponsor unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to experience the facility.

This program, titled “Exceptional Explorations,” will allow individuals with disabilities and their families to experience the Terre Haute Children’s Museum at NO COST. Several dates have been chosen for the Children’s Museum to open their doors to allow these individuals the opportunity to experience the facility on a more personal level:

  • Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Christmas Cheer
  • Monday March 5, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Disability Awareness Day
  • Wednesday, April 11, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Autism Awareness
  • Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Summer Games Kickoff Party

“We are excited to team up with the Children’s Museum, to provide this opportunity,” said Tiffany Smith, marketing communications specialist for Bridges of Indiana. “We encourage all of those interested to come have a fun and unique experience at the fantastic Children’s Museum, on us!”

To ensure that those who participate have a positive and worthwhile experience, registration is required for each event. To register, visit www.bridgesofindiana.com. Place your mouse over the Calendar link and then click on Exceptional Explorations. People visiting the Terre Haute Children’s Museum can also register using the kiosk located on the first floor of the Museum.

For more information about Bridges of Indiana, visit www.bridgesofindiana.com. For more information about C.A.R.S. visit www.cars-services.org. For more information about the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.

 

See live reindeer at the Children's Museum during downtown Miracle on 7th Street event

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hollyOn Dec. 2, downtown Terre Haute will celebrate the holidays with the 3rd Annual Miracle on 7th Street event, and the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will join in the festivities with an appearance by a live reindeer and other animals of the North Pole, a performance by the Terre Haute Children’s Choir and a hydrogen-powered remote control car demonstration. Children will also get a chance to write a letter to Santa!

Cars running on clean and renewable fuel are the dream of many of today's world leaders, and with new advances in technology, hydrogen could be on its way to becoming the world’s next fuel. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2, the Indiana State University American Chemical Society - Student Affiliates will be at the Children’s Museum with a hydrogen-powered remote control car to discuss this new technology and the advantages of hydrogen power.

At 5:30 p.m., a group from the Terre Haute Children’s Choir will perform a variety of Christmas songs to entertain Museum guests. The Terre Haute Children’s Choir is a group of boys and girls, ages 9 to 15, who meet weekly to develop their knowledge and skill in singing music of many styles. They perform on a regular basis at community functions, as well as at their own Christmas and spring concerts.

At 6:30 p.m., join Silly Safaris funologist Amazon Jungle John to learn more about the “Animals of the North Pole.” The Arctic Circle is one of the coldest, harshest environments on the planet. Technically it is a giant frozen desert and the animals that live there have specific adaptations for survival in the Biome. Amazon John will bring mammals, a reptile, a bird, a frog, and, of course, bugs to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum to interpret life at the pole, discussing light cycles, temperature changes, migration and hibernation. And, best of all, Amazon John’s presentation will feature a real, live reindeer!

The hydrogen-powered car demonstration, the Children’s Choir performance and the Silly Safaris presentation with live reindeer are all free with Museum admission. On Friday, Dec. 2, the Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and in honor of the Miracle on 7th Street event, regular Museum admission will be a discounted rate of $5 for adults and children over 24 months. Children younger than 24 months and members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be admitted for free. Letters to Santa will be written in the Museum’s atrium area. There is no charge to write a letter to Santa. For more information about the Museum’s Miracle on 7th Street activities, call 812-235-5548.

The Miracle on 7th Street event will take place in downtown Terre Haute from 5 to 10 p.m. Festivities include an open air marketplace, gallery openings, wreath and poinsettia sales, holiday music, a Holiday Window Decorating Contest and a “Miracle Trees” decorating contest.

 

Holly Jolly Holiday Party!

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What is the best part of Christmas? Holiday Parties, watching the joy on children’s faces, or spending quality time with the family? At the Terre Haute Children’s Museum this holiday season you can enjoy all three in one night! Join us for our Holly Jolly Holiday Party on Saturday, December 17th from 6PM to 8PM. Break out that Santa hat, elf ears or favorite Christmas sweater and join us for an evening of fun. The night will include cookie decorating, crafts, present making and wrapping, Insta Snow Demos, hot chocolate, pictures with Santa Claus (Don’t forget your cameras!) and much more! You and your family won’t want to miss out on this festive fun!

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Check out the flyer HERE

 

Children's Museum announces holiday hours

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The Terre Haute Children’s Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., has announced its holiday hours for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

For the Thanksgiving holiday, the Museum will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, but will be open on Friday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27, from noon to 5 p.m.

During the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the museum will operate on the following schedule:

  • Monday, Dec. 19: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m,'
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 22: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 23: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 24: Closed
  • Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 26: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 29: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 30: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 31: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed

During the week of Jan. 2, the museum will resume its regular hours, which are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. Museum admission is free for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and children under 24 months. Regular admission is $7 for adults and children over 24 months.

Since it opened its doors in 1988, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum has been a fun and exciting destination for children and families, and our mission to “enrich our children's lives through the exploration of science and technology” is realized through hands-on experiences with a variety of exhibits. Some of the exhibits that can be found in Museum include a two-story tree house, energy exhibits, a dinosaur dig, an agriculture exhibit, a water table, a seashell exhibit, health exhibits, space exhibits and exhibits about airplanes and flight.

To learn more about the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, call 812-235-5548.

 

Children's Museum announces Thanksgiving Hours

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The Terre Haute Children's Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 24. We will be open on Friday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Children's Museum invites guests to learn about Native American traditions and values

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shakamak_pow_wow_2009_026-415x324On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be filled with Native American artifacts, storytelling and dancing as the Sullivan County American Indian Council Inc. presents an educational, interactive show honoring the Native People’s children, past and present, of the Wabash Valley.

Members of the Sullivan County American Indian Council (SCAIC) will be at the Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to display artifacts, share information and answer questions about Native American traditions and values. Additional special presentations will take place throughout the day.

At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., SCAIC’s respected Elder, Mrs. Cookie Barnard of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Wisconsin, will share her stories and traditional way of life to inspire the children to be proud of their heritage and the Woodland Indians of this area. And, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., head dancers, Mickey Antrim (Chickmauga/Cherokee) and Susie Hamilton (Cherokee), along with council members, will entertain and welcome Museum visitors to a Round Dance. Children will get to listen to the drums and flutes and join in the dance.

IMG_2636-259x369SCAIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose to promote awareness of the Native American traditions and values in Sullivan County and surrounding areas. The main goal of their organization is to develop the “Wabashiki Siipiiwi Mounds Historical Park” in Fairbanks, the first Native American Indian Historical Park in the State of Indiana. Over the past eight years, the Indian Council has been active in the tri-county area presenting cultural history through song, dance, and oral traditions along with the annual Pow Wow, named the “Celebration of the Future” held at Shakamak State Park.

The Sullivan County American Indian Council presentation at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., is free for members of the Museum and free with paid museum admission for non-members. Admission to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is $7 for adults and children 2 and older. Admission for children up to 24 months is free. For more information about the presentation, and other activities coming up at the Museum, call 812-235-5548, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.

 

Tribune-Star: Museum kids try to brighten veterans' lives with thank you notes

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November Tot Time is now FULL!

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Our November Tot Time is now FULL!

Tot Time is an interactive, science-based educational program for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver.  Programs will be held on the 4th Tuesday of the month (exceptions may apply - check website regularly) at 10:30 a.m. and will last 45 minutes to an hour.  Children will participate in story time, perform science-related projects and experiments, and learn how science is all around them!  Parent participation is encouraged and a 1:3 parent/child ratio is required.Tot Time is now FREE with admission thanks to Altrusa International of Terre Haute!Each week has a different theme!Check out our flyer for more information.

To register for Tot Time, please e-mail Abby at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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