Thu, September 1, 2016 - Sun, April 30, 2017
Explorers Theater Presents Penguins 3D
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: Explorers Theater
Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family. What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin's life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. This cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth's last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins 3D is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin's journey through his species central rite of passage.
$6 Non-Members (Adult or Child); $5 Museum Members (Adult or Child); $2 Child 3 and Under.
Thu, December 1, 2016 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Journey to the South Pacific 3D
Newport News, Virginia
Visit the Mariners' Museum December through June 1st to see Journey to the South Pacific in the Explorers Theater! ////
Narrated by Cate Blanchett, this film will take moviegoers on a breathtaking 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
$2 Children 3 and Under
Sun, January 1 - Sun, April 30, 2017
Baby Bunch Is Back!
Baby Bunch is a guided playtime for caregivers and infants to help baby learn about sounds, smells, people and different materials. We will sign, sing, dance, play and learn about the world. This is suited best for infants 5m - 24m and so will typically run about 35-45 minutes. First and Third Fridays at 9am Jan-April. Members: free. Visitors: $5.00 per family.
Sun, January 1 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday for Ms Kathy’s Storytime
Stories, songs, counting and dancing are all a part of Ms. Kathy’s storytime. Join us at 10:30 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Sun, January 1 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Tour "Banksia" on the 4th Tuesday of every month
Aiken, South Carolina
Venue: Banksia Property
Sign up for our tour and find out just how much the wonderful building we know as “Banksia” and the Aiken County Historical Museum has changed in its 85 years. The tour is on the 4th Tuesday, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., and is limited to 15. It is FREE, but you must have a reservation. If you can’t make the tour this month, don’t worry! The tour will be conducted on the 4th Tuesday of every month.
FREE with reservation
Sun, January 1 - Sun, December 31, 2017
Maine Archives and Museums Annual Conference
Cumberland Center, Maine
Venue: to be announced
Maine Archives and Museums holds an annual conference each fall (Oct in 2016) with a day-long slate of listening, learning, networking, and more. The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at the conference each year--this is your chance as a MAM member to vote on new officers or changes in policy, or to address issues that affect the organization and its membership. The conference offers a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution. Details to be announced.
Sat, January 7 - Sun, March 26, 2017
The Black Figure in the European Imaginary
Winter Park, Florida
This exhibition considers the manner in which the visual arts of Europe imagined black people during the long nineteenth century (c. 1750-1914). As part of an expanding cultural fascination with Africa and the “Orient,” images of blacks proliferated in various media and different contexts across the European continent, prompted by contact through colonialism, imperialism, and slavery. These representations are at once reminders of conquest, meditations on the perceived exoticism of dark-skinned peoples and distant lands, romantic imaginings of black personalities and characters, and objects of beauty that used blackness—at times literally—as an aesthetic tool or novelty. In contrast to the over-simplified or unabashedly racist caricatures often found in American visual culture of the same period, blacks in nineteenth-century European imaginings were frequently depicted as exotic, beautiful, romantic, and alluring.
Black individuals, although marginalized, were part of an increasingly international population in Europe. Even though the lived experiences of blacks in Europe during this period are difficult to reconstruct, black people were visible in major European cities. Black men and women from Africa, the Caribbean, and even North America worked in domestic service, as laborers, and seamen, among other professions. Black musicians, dancers, and other entertainers were commonplace. The numerous artists that engaged their services and fashioned their images testify to the presence of black models in Europe, even if we do not know their identities. Yet as well-intentioned as many of these images surely were, they function in a complex matrix of racialized ideologies. Even when based on direct observation and technically realistic, this
imagery often reveals undercurrents of objectification, a celebration of servitude, a fetishization of black sexuality, and hierarchical attitudes about race and culture that satisfied European imaginings about exoticism, beauty, sexuality, and racial difference. It is precisely t
For more information, please call 407-646-2526
Sun, January 29 - Sun, April 2, 2017
The A-Maize-ing Popcorn ADVENTURE
The A-Maize-ing Popcorn ADVENTURE provides information about the history, production and nutrition of popcorn, one of the top snack foods in the United States. From learning why popcorn pops to what country consumes the most popcorn...
Guided by Professor Paige Popcorn, seven-year old Max and his best pal Munch take a journey around a maze to learn fun and historical facts about popcorn.
Enter the maze to see where you go
Find five types of corn that maybe you?ll grow
See where the first popcorn machine showed
Spin a drum to watch a kernel explode!
This fun yet educational exhibit is designed for children Kindergarten thru 5th Grade and their families. The A Maize-ing Popcorn Adventure has been organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center.
We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this outstanding exhibit! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!
Wed, March 1 - Sat, December 23, 2017
STEM For Beginners is Every Thursday 10 - 11 am.
Venue: The Children's Museum in Easton is located in the Old Fire Station at 9 Sullivan Avenue in North Eas
It is never too early to start teaching children about the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, also known as STEM. Preschoolers are invited to become young scientists and strengthen STEM skills through hands-on exploration. Come to the Museum on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and join us for STEM for Beginners. The Museum will be exploring different activities each week related to STEM that will encourage children to ask questions, ponder the unknown, and test ideas, giving them an edge up on science-based skills they will encounter later in school. Visit the Museum to learn more about STEM and enhance your child's education.
For more information, please feel free to call, (508) 230-3789, or check out our website: www.childrensmuseumineaston.org
STEM For Beginners activities are free with Museum Admission.
Sat, March 4 - Sun, May 28, 2017
Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay
Contemporary art retraces the historical experiences of American Indian communities.
Sun, March 26 - Mon, March 27, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting of North Carolina Museums Council
WILMINGTON, North Carolina
Venue: HILTON WILMINGTON RIVERSIDE
Join Us For the 2017 Annual Meeting, in Wilmington, NC. Our theme this year is: Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Community Relations”
March 26-27, 2017
Sun, March 26 - Tue, March 28, 2017
PA Museums’ 2017 Annual Statewide Conference, Challenges and Change
Venue: Check the Federations website for location.
Pennsylvania’s museums, historical societies, zoos, science centers, and historic sites step up to challenges amidst continuous change happening inside and outside of our organizations. PA Museums invites you to the city of Erie for our 2017 annual conference to explore our past, present, and future challenges. Throughout our conference, we will focus on changes in our field and in our communities. Our audiences and communities are changing, and our assumptions about visitors’ expectations may need to be revisited. Finding funding for museums and cultural organizations continues to challenge us. Although we may sometimes resist change, the challenges of satisfying the needs of those we serve will push us ahead. Our conference in Erie will bring us together for educational sessions and case studies, presentations from inspiring keynote speakers, tours of Erie’s cultural assets, opportunities to connect with our colleagues, and a celebration of outstanding work at our annual awards presentation. We hope to see you there.
Tue, March 28 - Thu, March 30, 2017
2017 Annual Conference for Arkansas Museums Association
Venue: Historic Washington State Park
Everything old is new again!
Wed, March 29 - Fri, March 31, 2017
The 2017 Californis Association of Museums Conference
Venue: Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
The 2017 CAM conference will be held in Sacramento March 29-31, 2017, a city rich in California history, culture, and controversy. Sacramento sits at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers, providing a scenic backdrop to experience our State's capitol. We will convene at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade, adjacent to the iconic Tower Bridge and only steps to Old Town Sacramento and the Crocker Art Museum. The 2017 CAM Conference will explore the responsibility individuals and museums take as leaders within their shared communities. Museums have a positive influence by taking actions that make a difference today and for the future. Communities look to museums to help set agendas that support their needs. Together we all serve as leaders to create stronger museums for a stronger California. Join us as we explore Influence & Action in Sacramento March 29-31, 2017.
Fri, March 31 - Sun, April 2, 2017
WEST VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS 2017 Conference
Pipestem, West Virginia
Venue: PIPESTEM RESORT STATE PARK
The recent devastating flood that affected 44 counties in West Virginia reminds us that we must be ever-vigilant in preparing for the unexpected within our collections and sites. Emergencies that endanger our sites and collections can strike at any time and being prepared for those unexpected events can make all the difference. WVAM’S 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BEGIN AT 9:30AM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31 AND CONCLUDE AT 1:30PM ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2.
Sat, April 1 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Hill AFB, Utah
The Hill Aerospace Museum “Annual Easter Egg Hunt” draws thousands of people to the museum. More than 10,000 plastic eggs, treats and prized are carefully places around the museum grounds. Areas are cordoned off according to age group. Then at the appointed hour the horn blows and then all of the goodies that took months to prepare are gathered up by anxious children within minutes. A fun morning for all those present. A great opportunity for the community to visit the Hill Aerospace Museum. Please check our website for dates and times.
Sun, April 2 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Ohio Museums Association 2017 Annual Conference
Venue: check OMA website
The one thing constant is change. With our world growing more complex every day, change within museums isn’t just inevitable, it’s necessary to remain critical, meaningful and relevant to our communities. Across Ohio, museums are using this idea to transform their institutions – paving the way with innovative programming and ideas, audience engagement, sustainability, collections care and more – to enhance and support their mission and better serve their community.
With the wealth of innovation happening in Ohio museums comes the opportunity for us to share knowledge- what’s worked, what didn’t, and what we learned from it all. Join us in Toledo, April 2nd and 3rd as we explore these topics and more at the 2017 Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference, Transforming Museums: Secrets to Success. OMA is looking for innovative and engaging sessions that will create an interactive experience for our conference attendees.
Sun, April 2 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Museum Association of New York 2017 Conference
Saratoga Springs, New York
Venue: National Museum of Dance & The Gideon Putnam
MUSEUMS TRIFECTA: INSPIRE, EXPERIMENT, TRANSFORM. Museums continually work to inspire and engage their audiences, develop innovative programming and make lasting connections. They experiment with new strategies in collections management, interpretation and exhibition design. Visitors are changing the way museums think about themselves. Museums are responding by working to transform visitor and donor perceptions of their institutions to be essential and vital resources in their communities. Join museum professionals from across the state to share how your institution is changing trends, testing boundaries and altering views.
Mon, April 3 - Tue, April 4, 2017
2017 Nebraska Museum Association Conference
Collections 101: Back to the Basics. Celebrate Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial with the Nebraska Museums Association in the Capitol City. The theme of the 2017 NMA Conference is Collections 101. Sessions, talks, and round table discussions will focus on getting back to the basics on collections management, artifact preservation, and improving access through programming and exhibits.
Keynote Speaker: Trevor Jones, new Director/CEO of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Presentation: Harris Payne from the Nebraska Department of Education will also be giving a brief talk on some potential schools collaborations for museums statewide. NMA has reserved a block of rooms the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel for $106 per night.
Tue, April 4 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Texas Annual Conference 2017
Venue: Abilene, TX - details to be published on TAM website
Reach the largest gathering of museum professionals in Texas.
Tue, April 11 - Sat, May 20, 2017
Vanishing Species - Art Exhibition
Award-winning artist Rita Sklar is a Signature member of the California Watercolor Association and an avid birder. Her awards include a special prize from The San Francisco Flyway Festival for her "Winged Migration in Black and White." The American Association of University Women selected two of her bird paintings to feature on greeting cards. She received a Distinguished Artist award from the National Museum of Women Artists. Her show, "Vanishing Species," features an exploration of the wonders of nature and the decline of many of our beautiful creatures. The compositions resonate with color and vibrant shadows, and Sklar's unique style imparts a sense of weight and structure to the paintings, not usually associated with watercolor. Critics describe her paintings as a mix of abstraction and realism, giving the paintings a feeling of movement and immediacy and praise her work as "capturing the subtle mood of the mystery of nature." For a preview, visit her web site at www.ritasklar.com.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Tue, April 11 - Sat, May 20, 2017
The Big Foot 2016 - Art Exhibition
Beverly Mayeri's art pieces are about our connection to nature and the beauty and fragility of life. The Big Foot 2016 highlights 164 endangered species in California. These species are in trouble because our environmental footprint is too large. Since these endangered species are located here maybe we can help them survive.
The list of species came from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the photos of species were donated by many California photographers. The Big Foot 2016 was completed during Mayeri's one-month residency at the de Young Museum, December, 2015. It is 6' long and will be on display along with a scroll of footprints outlining steps we might take to help the environment. Reception for both artists Saturday April 22 from 1 - 3 pm.
April 11 - May 20, 2017 Exhibition Dates
Reception Sat, April 22, 1pm-3pm
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Wed, April 19 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Museums and the Web 2017
East Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Museums and the Web is an annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedings, Best of the Web archives and community news forum – are an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that grows every year.
Thu, April 20 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Colorado - Wyoming 2017 Conference
Venue: Boulder, CO
Elevate: Supporting Culture in Communities: The Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums invites you to share your ideas, knowledge, and experience with our membership by presenting at the 2017 Annual Meeting!
Fri, April 21 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Hawai`i Museum Association 2017 Conference
Venue: Hawai’i State Art Museum
This year’s HMA conference theme is Art Matters! Hosted at the beautiful Hawai’i State Art Museum from April 21-22, this year’s conference will explore the unique and varied ways in which local museums collect, preserve, and make their collections relevant and accessible to the public. The 2017 conference will feature workshops, gallery tours, and panels as opportunities for Hawaii’s museum professionals to share their expertise and discuss issues, challenges, and developments in the field. Special events will include a keynote address by Konrad Ng, Executive Director of Shangri La: a museum of Islamic art, culture & design, and an evening cocktail reception. Please contact Heather Diamond (email@example.com) if you have questions
Fri, April 21 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Expand Your Horizons at the 2017 MSA Conference & Expo!
Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Museum Store Association: MSA’s 62nd Annual Conference & Expo is headed to Pittsburgh in 2017. From April 21 to 24 MSA will bring together hundreds of vendors and buyers to learn, network and discover products perfect for your customers! The Conference & Expo is packed with opportunities to learn best practices, network with colleagues, find the best products for your store and explore Pittsburgh. Want a sneak peek of what your itinerary could look like? Our three-day, information-filled conference sessions provide the knowledge to help the way you run your store the most effective. Each conference session is designed to help nonprofit retailers be successful.