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May 2020

Canceled – FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

May 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. April 29 – May 3: Weather Wheels What’s the weather today? This moveable art project will allow kids to learn about weather while coloring and assembling a weather wheel.

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Canceled – FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/members free

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. April 29 – May 3: Weather Wheels What’s the weather today? This moveable art project will allow kids to learn about weather while coloring and assembling a weather wheel.

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Canceled – ARTstarts: Puffy Cloud Paint

May 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/Members free
Painted clouds on paper

ARTstarts encourages budding artists to explore a variety of art materials and mediums. Little hands will discover and play with art styles from assemblage to watercolor and everything in between. April 30 & May 2: Puffy Cloud Paint Nothing beats looking at puffy clouds on a sunny day. We’ll make a special puffy paint to create fluffy multi-dimensional clouds.

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Canceled – FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

May 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Included with admission/members free

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. April 29 – May 3: Weather Wheels What’s the weather today? This moveable art project will allow kids to learn about weather while coloring and assembling a weather wheel.

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Support the FIG on #GivingTuesdayNow

May 5, 2020

Join us May 5 & 6 for the #GivingTuesdayNow and #GiveBIGWA fundraising campaigns and help fund essential programs, supplies, and staff for our beloved FIG. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whatcom Museum campus and our programs were closed and canceled beginning March 16th to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our community healthy. The financial impacts to our organization have been tremendous, but we remain dedicated to providing a variety of resources to people of all ages in…

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GiveBIG for the FIG

May 6, 2020

Join us May 5 & 6 for the #GivingTuesdayNow and #GiveBIGWA fundraising campaigns and help fund essential programs, supplies, and staff for our beloved FIG. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whatcom Museum campus and our programs were closed and canceled beginning March 16th to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our community healthy. The financial impacts to our organization have been tremendous, but we remain dedicated to providing a variety of resources to people of all ages in…

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July 2020

Virtual Low Sensory Sunday

July 26, 2020
Free
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The Whatcom Museum’s Low Sensory Sundays are designed for children ages 12 and younger with autism spectrum and other sensory-processing disorders. In place of an in-person Low Sensory Sunday, the Museum will offer a low-sensory Digital Kit via email, or a Material Kit (limited quantities available) for pick up at the Museum. The Digital Kit consists of instructions for a FIG (Family Interactive Gallery) at Home activity dedicated to low sensory, one printable worksheet, a list of materials needed for…

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September 2020

Virtual Low Sensory Sunday

September 27, 2020
Free
Low Sensory Sunday graphic

The Whatcom Museum’s Low Sensory Sundays are designed for children ages 12 and younger with autism spectrum and other sensory-processing disorders. In place of an in-person Low Sensory Sunday, the Museum will offer a low-sensory Digital Kit via email, or a Material Kit (limited quantities available) for pick up at the Museum. The Digital Kit consists of instructions for a FIG (Family Interactive Gallery) at Home activity dedicated to low sensory, one printable worksheet, a list of materials needed for…

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March 2021

Museum Campus Reopening at 25% Capacity

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Male identified person with mask and plaid shirt and female identified person with mask and black blouse standing at a desk

The Museum campus—Lightcatcher galleries and Old City Hall—reopens at 25% capacity today, Thurs., March 4 as part of Phase 2 of the governor’s Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery plan. Museum hours of operation will be Thursdays – Sundays, Noon – 5pm. The Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) remains closed at this time. The Museum Store inside the Lightcatcher building remains open at 25% capacity Wednesdays – Sundays, noon – 5pm. Photo Archives are open for research by appointment only.

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April 2021

Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) reopens

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Female toddler with a cloth mask on playing with a wooden train set

Starting today, the Family Interactive Gallery is open with reduced hours and limited capacity. Learn more about hours and our reservation system here.

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