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fireworks craft

FIG Studio: Fireworks

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Jan. 2 – 5: Fireworks
Using wooden dowels and special scratch paper, kids will reveal colorful fireworks to help bring in the New Year with a flashy bang.

fireworks craft

FIG Studio: Fireworks

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Jan. 2 – 5: Fireworks
Using wooden dowels and special scratch paper, kids will reveal colorful fireworks to help bring in the New Year with a flashy bang.

fireworks craft

FIG Studio: Fireworks

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Jan. 2 – 5: Fireworks
Using wooden dowels and special scratch paper, kids will reveal colorful fireworks to help bring in the New Year with a flashy bang.

fireworks craft

FIG Studio: Fireworks

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Jan. 2 – 5: Fireworks
Using wooden dowels and special scratch paper, kids will reveal colorful fireworks to help bring in the New Year with a flashy bang.

Kids making art at a table

FIG Studio: Snowmen

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 26 – 29: Snowmen
The FIG Studio gets frosty this week as kids create snowmen out of paper, fabric, and sticks.

Kwanza craft

Paint Play: Kwanza Muhindi

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 26 & 28: Kwanza Muhindi
Children will paint colorful corn using our Strictly Briks building blocks while they learn about Kwanza traditions and the meaning behind muhindi.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Kids making art at a table

FIG Studio: Snowmen

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 26 – 29: Snowmen
The FIG Studio gets frosty this week as kids create snowmen out of paper, fabric, and sticks.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Kids making art at a table

FIG Studio: Snowmen

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 26 – 29: Snowmen
The FIG Studio gets frosty this week as kids create snowmen out of paper, fabric, and sticks.

Kwanza craft

Paint Play: Kwanza Muhindi

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 26 & 28: Kwanza Muhindi
Children will paint colorful corn using our Strictly Briks building blocks while they learn about Kwanza traditions and the meaning behind muhindi.

Kids making art at a table

FIG Studio: Snowmen

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 26 – 29: Snowmen
The FIG Studio gets frosty this week as kids create snowmen out of paper, fabric, and sticks.

paper lantern

FIG Studio: Solstice Lanterns

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 18 – 22: Solstice Lanterns
December 21st marks the longest night of the year and this week children will make colorful paper lanterns to add extra light to their night.

wrapping paper

Paint Play: Wrapping Paper

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 19 & 21: Wrapping Paper
Using paint, sponges, and other fun tools, children will make their own designer wrapping paper for one-of-a-kind gift giving.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

paper lantern

FIG Studio: Solstice Lanterns

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 18 – 22: Solstice Lanterns
December 21st marks the longest night of the year and this week children will make colorful paper lanterns to add extra light to their night.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

paper lantern

FIG Studio: Solstice Lanterns

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 18 – 22: Solstice Lanterns
December 21st marks the longest night of the year and this week children will make colorful paper lanterns to add extra light to their night.

wrapping paper

Paint Play: Wrapping Paper

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 19 & 21: Wrapping Paper
Using paint, sponges, and other fun tools, children will make their own designer wrapping paper for one-of-a-kind gift giving.

paper lantern

FIG Studio: Solstice Lanterns

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 18 – 22: Solstice Lanterns
December 21st marks the longest night of the year and this week children will make colorful paper lanterns to add extra light to their night.

melted snowman

Science Lab at the FIG: Exploding Snowmen

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Dec. 18: Exploding Snowmen
Using snowmen-inspired science experiments, kids will learn about basic chemical reactions as they make their snowmen bubble, fizz, and melt. No real snowmen were harmed in the making of this science lab!

paper lantern

FIG Studio: Solstice Lanterns

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 18 – 22: Solstice Lanterns
December 21st marks the longest night of the year and this week children will make colorful paper lanterns to add extra light to their night.

holiday cards

FIG Studio: Holiday Cards

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 11 – 15: Holiday Cards
Children will use colorful pre-cut cardstock rectangles to design patterns inspired by the holiday season.

Snow craft

Paint Play: Snowy Scene

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 12 & 14: Snowy Scene
Kids will mix paint with special ingredients to make their own puffy snow paint to paint winter landscapes.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

holiday cards

FIG Studio: Holiday Cards

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 11 – 15: Holiday Cards
Children will use colorful pre-cut cardstock rectangles to design patterns inspired by the holiday season.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

holiday cards

FIG Studio: Holiday Cards

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 11 – 15: Holiday Cards
Children will use colorful pre-cut cardstock rectangles to design patterns inspired by the holiday season.

Snow craft

Paint Play: Snowy Scene

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 12 & 14: Snowy Scene
Kids will mix paint with special ingredients to make their own puffy snow paint to paint winter landscapes.

holiday cards

FIG Studio: Holiday Cards

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 11 – 15: Holiday Cards
Children will use colorful pre-cut cardstock rectangles to design patterns inspired by the holiday season.

Snowman

Science Lab at the FIG: Snow Dough

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Dec. 11: Snow Dough
Snow? Inside? Well, almost. Kids can mix and manipulate a sparkly nearly-snow dough into snowmen or snowballs or use special snow removal tools to inspire creative thinking.

holiday cards

FIG Studio: Holiday Cards

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 11 – 15: Holiday Cards
Children will use colorful pre-cut cardstock rectangles to design patterns inspired by the holiday season.

Photo frame

FIG Studio: Holiday Photo Frame

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 4 – 8: Holiday Photo Frame
With access to a wide variety of materials, your kids will create a holiday-inspired photo frame—a thoughtful gift for any loved one.

Christmas ornament

Paint Play: Christmas Ornaments

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 5 & 7: Christmas Ornaments
It’s gnome big mystery why making ornaments are a fun part of the holidays. We will use special fabric paint to make adorable bearded buddies.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Photo frame

FIG Studio: Holiday Photo Frame

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 4 – 8: Holiday Photo Frame
With access to a wide variety of materials, your kids will create a holiday-inspired photo frame—a thoughtful gift for any loved one.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Photo frame

FIG Studio: Holiday Photo Frame

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 4 – 8: Holiday Photo Frame
With access to a wide variety of materials, your kids will create a holiday-inspired photo frame—a thoughtful gift for any loved one.

Christmas ornament

Paint Play: Christmas Ornaments

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Dec. 5 & 7: Christmas Ornaments
It’s gnome big mystery why making ornaments are a fun part of the holidays. We will use special fabric paint to make adorable bearded buddies.

Photo frame

FIG Studio: Holiday Photo Frame

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 4 – 8: Holiday Photo Frame
With access to a wide variety of materials, your kids will create a holiday-inspired photo frame—a thoughtful gift for any loved one.

Kids making slime

Science Lab at the FIG: Peppermint Slime

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rot

Dec. 4: Peppermint Slime
This ooey-gooey science activity will spark kids’ senses. Children will touch, smell, and squish this holiday-inspired slime experiment.

 

Photo frame

FIG Studio: Holiday Photo Frame

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Dec. 4 – 8: Holiday Photo Frame
With access to a wide variety of materials, your kids will create a holiday-inspired photo frame—a thoughtful gift for any loved one.

journal

FIG Studio: Gratitude Journals

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Nov 27 – Dec. 1: Gratitude Journals
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, kids can reflect on all of the things they are thankful for by designing a journal to showcase their gratitude.

Paper snow globe

Paint Play: Paper Snow Globes

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Nov. 30: Paper Snow Globes
Shake up your Saturday and join this special Saturday-only Paint Play where kids will use paint and paper plates to create their own interactive snow globe, no glass required.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

journal

FIG Studio: Gratitude Journals

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Nov 27 – Dec. 1: Gratitude Journals
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, kids can reflect on all of the things they are thankful for by designing a journal to showcase their gratitude.

People at the FIG

FIG Closed

The Family Interactive Galley (FIG) in the Lightcatcher building is closed today. The rest of the Museum campus is open.

Corn in a cup

Science Lab at the FIG: Dancing Corn

Science Lab inspires innovative thinkers and future designers and engineers! Engage in sensory experimentation, build math and science skills, and strengthen hand-eye coordination. Classes are led by a FIG educator and rotate weekly.

Nov. 27: Dancing Corn
In this autumn experiment, kids will watch corn magically dance from basic chemical reactions.

journal

FIG Studio: Gratitude Journals

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Nov 27 – Dec. 1: Gratitude Journals
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, kids can reflect on all of the things they are thankful for by designing a journal to showcase their gratitude.

Flag

FIG Studio: Bellingham Flag

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Nov. 20 – 24: Bellingham Flag
This week kids will use a variety of materials to create their own version of Bellingham’s community flag.

paper turkey

Paint Play: Dot Paint a Turkey

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Nov. 21 & 23: Dot Paint a Turkey
It’s turkey season and this pointillism inspired art technique has kids creating some cute and quirky turkeys.

Maracas

Music Makers, Body Shakers

Music Makers, Body Shakers invites little hands and bodies to join us for a fun musical exploration. A FIG educator will lead children in song, dance, and music.. For all with an accompanying adult. Included with admission/ Members free.

Flag

FIG Studio: Bellingham Flag

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Nov. 20 – 24: Bellingham Flag
This week kids will use a variety of materials to create their own version of Bellingham’s community flag.

Storytime at the FIG

Storytime transports little ones with big imaginations to far-away places! Join us in the FIG for Storytime where a new book related to our activity themes is selected each week. Our storytime will take place every Friday, 10:30-11am. Included with admission/Members free.

Flag

FIG Studio: Bellingham Flag

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Nov. 20 – 24: Bellingham Flag
This week kids will use a variety of materials to create their own version of Bellingham’s community flag.

paper turkey

Paint Play: Dot Paint a Turkey

Paint Play encourages little hands to brush, mix, and touch using a variety of art materials. Explore different drawing and painting techniques, from finger-painting to watercolors to tempera.

Nov. 21 & 23: Dot Paint a Turkey
It’s turkey season and this pointillism inspired art technique has kids creating some cute and quirky turkeys.

Flag

FIG Studio: Bellingham Flag

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate. Perfect for all ages. The Studio is open for free-creation and sensory exploration, and our supply bins are stocked with plenty of materials!

Nov. 20 – 24: Bellingham Flag
This week kids will use a variety of materials to create their own version of Bellingham’s community flag.