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Packrat Playhouse: Hidden in the Midden

Program Descriptions

Thursday September 20th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
The Science of: Weather and Clouds
Why does it rain and what is lightning? Come explore the science of weather with crazy demos (rain inside?!) and make your own art to take home. Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday September 22nd 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
The Science of: Weather and Clouds
Why does it rain and what is lightning? Come explore the science of weather with crazy demos (rain inside?!) and make your own art to take home. Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Thursday September 27th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Interactive Storytime featuring "Desert Night Shift" with Penny Packrat
Packrats are the desert's collectors. Discover these curious creatures and some of their favorite collectibles as we read a story about Penny the Packrat. We'll help her collect items, and share what we like to collect! Meet an animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday September 29th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Interactive Storytime featuring "Desert Night Shift" with Penny Packrat
Packrats are the desert's collectors. Discover these curious creatures and some of their favorite collectibles as we read a story about Penny the Packrat. We'll help her collect items, and share what we like to collect! Meet an animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday October 5th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Animal Yoga
Animals can bend, stretch, jump, and move! Come bring out the animal in you. In this movement-focused class we'll learn about animals as we mimic their yoga poses. We'll also meet a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday October 6th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Animal Yoga
Animals can bend, stretch, jump, and move! Come bring out the animal in you. In this movement-focused class we'll learn about animals as we mimic their yoga poses. We'll also meet a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday October 12th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Music and You!
Sing, dance, and get silly during music time! Learn about our desert creatures and make your own instrument to take home. A live animal will inspire the tunes! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday October 13th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Music and You!
Sing, dance, and get silly during music time! Learn about our desert creatures and make your own instrument to take home. A live animal will inspire the tunes! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday October 19th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Ravin' About Raptors!
The Desert Museum’s famous Raptor Free Flight programs takes wing again this weekend. Soar on in to our Packrat Playhouse program to discover the wonders of raptors. Meet an animal that keeps some of our tiniest raptors flying strong. Learn how you can protect these amazing birds around your home and make a craft to help. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday October 20th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Ravin' About Raptors!
The Desert Museum’s famous Raptor Free Flight programs takes wing again this weekend. Soar on in to our Packrat Playhouse program to discover the wonders of raptors. Meet an animal that keeps some of our tiniest raptors flying strong. Learn how you can protect these amazing birds around your home and make a craft to help. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday October 26th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Going Batty!
Bats are truly amazing animals! They fly, they pollinate, they sing — they can do everything! Come learn about these not-so-spooky creatures and make your own bat puppet. Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday October 27th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Going Batty!
Bats are truly amazing animals! They fly, they pollinate, they sing — they can do everything! Come learn about these not-so-spooky creatures and make your own bat puppet. Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday November 2nd 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Slime and Story time!
Frogs, toads, and some insects protect themselves with sliiiiiiime. During story time kids will learn all about toads in the Sonoran Desert! Then everyone will meet an animal, play with slime, and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday November 3rd 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Slime and Story time!
Frogs, toads, and some insects protect themselves with sliiiiiiime. During story time kids will learn all about toads in the Sonoran Desert! Then everyone will meet an animal, play with slime, and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday November 9th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Beastie Boot Camp
Exercise like an animal at different boot camp stations! Get in your lizard pushups, bear crawls, mountain lion jumps and more as we learn about these awesome animals. Parents — feel free to join in the fun! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday November 10th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Beastie Boot Camp
Exercise like an animal at different boot camp stations! Get in your lizard pushups, bear crawls, mountain lion jumps and more as we learn about these awesome animals. Parents — feel free to join in the fun! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday November 16th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Ohmigosh: SQUASH!
Art, utensils, containers — oh my! Did you know the gourd-geous squashes have so many uses beyond food? We’ll learn about these pleasant plants while decorating our very own music maker shaker! Your little seedling will also enjoy meeting a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday November 17th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Ohmigosh: SQUASH!
Art, utensils, containers — oh my! Did you know the gourd-geous squashes have so many uses beyond food? We’ll learn about these pleasant plants while decorating our very own music maker shaker! Your little seedling will also enjoy meeting a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday November 23rd 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
The Beauty and Bounty of Bees
Tucson is the bee capital of the United States! Come learn about these busy buzzers and what they pollinate. Wild bees and honey bees help make our food- and we are thank-full. Let’s create some bee-utiful art, too! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday November 24th 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
The Beauty and Bounty of Bees
Tucson is the bee capital of the United States! Come learn about these busy buzzers and what they pollinate. Wild bees and honey bees help make our food- and we are thank-full. Let’s create some bee-utiful art, too! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Friday November 30th 2018: (2 to 5 years old)
Story time featuring “Don’t Call Me a Pig”
Jave ya herd? Javelinas are awesome! During this interactive story time we’ll learn all about these (non-piggy) animals. Then, we’ll meet an animal and use our senses to find our family in a javelina inspired game. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
Saturday December 1st 2018: (6 to 12 years old)
Story time featuring “Don’t Call Me a Pig”
Jave ya herd? Javelinas are awesome! During this interactive story time we’ll learn all about these (non-piggy) animals. Then, we’ll meet an animal and use our senses to find our family in a javelina inspired game. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.
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