Events

FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

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.

Painted clouds on paper

ARTstarts: Puffy Cloud Paint

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.

FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

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.

FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

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.

Painted clouds on paper

Canceled – ARTstarts: Puffy Cloud Paint

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.

Canceled – FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

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.

Canceled – Science Lab at the FIG: Tube Tornadoes

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.

April 29: Tube Tornadoes
This week we’ll funnel up some fun as we learn about tornadoes and cyclones using bottles, water, and food coloring.

Canceled – FIG Studio: Weather Wheels

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.

Cloud pennant

Canceled – FIG Studio: Happy Cloud Pennants

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 22 – 26: Happy Cloud Pennants
Children will use upcycled felt pieces and glue to create a happy little cloud wall hanging that’s sure to help beat the rainy-day blues.

Paper rainbow

Canceled – ARTstarts: Rainbow Suncatchers

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 23 & 25: Rainbow Suncatchers
Tissue paper and liquid starch will blend to create this colorful art project that will make any window brighter.

Maracas

Canceled – 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.

Cloud pennant

Canceled – FIG Studio: Happy Cloud Pennants

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 22 – 26: Happy Cloud Pennants
Children will use upcycled felt pieces and glue to create a happy little cloud wall hanging that’s sure to help beat the rainy-day blues.

Canceled – 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.

Cloud pennant

Canceled – FIG Studio: Happy Cloud Pennants

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 22 – 26: Happy Cloud Pennants
Children will use upcycled felt pieces and glue to create a happy little cloud wall hanging that’s sure to help beat the rainy-day blues.

Paper rainbow

Canceled – ARTstarts: Rainbow Suncatchers

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 23 & 25: Rainbow Suncatchers
Tissue paper and liquid starch will blend to create this colorful art project that will make any window brighter.

Cloud pennant

Canceled – FIG Studio: Happy Cloud Pennants

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 22 – 26: Happy Cloud Pennants
Children will use upcycled felt pieces and glue to create a happy little cloud wall hanging that’s sure to help beat the rainy-day blues.

Seeds

Canceled – Science Lab at the FIG: Earth Day Seed Bombs

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.

April 22: Earth Day Seed Bombs
It’s Earth Day and we’re going to make our own native seed bombs for families to spread and grow food for the bees.

The Whatcom Museum is an official Earth Day Network partner.

Cloud pennant

Canceled – FIG Studio: Happy Cloud Pennants

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 22 – 26: Happy Cloud Pennants
Children will use upcycled felt pieces and glue to create a happy little cloud wall hanging that’s sure to help beat the rainy-day blues.

Paper bag kite

Canceled – FIG Studio: Windy Day Kites

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 15 – 19: Windy Day Kites
Soar away with these colorful kites. Kids will doodle and draw to make a paper bag kite they can fly on a windy day.

Canceled – ARTstarts: Rain Mobiles

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 16 & 18: Rain Mobiles
It’s raining in the FIG! Using paint and a mix of upcycled and new material, we will create a whimsical hanging rain mobile.

Maracas

Canceled – 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 bag kite

Canceled – FIG Studio: Windy Day Kites

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 15 – 19: Windy Day Kites
Soar away with these colorful kites. Kids will doodle and draw to make a paper bag kite they can fly on a windy day.

Canceled – 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 bag kite

Canceled – FIG Studio: Windy Day Kites

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 15 – 19: Windy Day Kites
Soar away with these colorful kites. Kids will doodle and draw to make a paper bag kite they can fly on a windy day.

Canceled – ARTstarts: Rain Mobiles

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 16 & 18: Rain Mobiles
It’s raining in the FIG! Using paint and a mix of upcycled and new material, we will create a whimsical hanging rain mobile.

Paper bag kite

Canceled – FIG Studio: Windy Day Kites

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 15 – 19: Windy Day Kites
Soar away with these colorful kites. Kids will doodle and draw to make a paper bag kite they can fly on a windy day.

Jar of water

Canceled – Science Lab at the FIG: Weather in a Jar

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.

April 15: Weather in a Jar
Rainclouds inside? Snowstorms in a bottle? This week we’ll explore a variety of weather, all from the comfort of the FIG Studio.

Paper bag kite

Canceled – FIG Studio: Windy Day Kites

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 15 – 19: Windy Day Kites
Soar away with these colorful kites. Kids will doodle and draw to make a paper bag kite they can fly on a windy day.

Paper sun hat

Canceled – FIG Studio: Sun Hats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 8 – 12: Sun Hats
In conjunction with Global Getaway, our spring break museum programming, we are taking inspiration from The Global Language of Headwear exhibition and creating weather-based hats.

Thunderstorm craft

Canceled – ARTstarts: Rolling Thunderstorms

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 9 & 11: Rolling Thunderstorms
Inspired by the “Thunderbolt Crown” currently on display in The Global Language of Headwear exhibition, this week’s ARTstarts has kids rolling golf balls to create their own thunderstorm painting.

Maracas

Canceled – 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 sun hat

Canceled – FIG Studio: Sun Hats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 8 – 12: Sun Hats
In conjunction with Global Getaway, our spring break museum programming, we are taking inspiration from The Global Language of Headwear exhibition and creating weather-based hats.

Canceled – 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 sun hat

Canceled – FIG Studio: Sun Hats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 8 – 12: Sun Hats
In conjunction with Global Getaway, our spring break museum programming, we are taking inspiration from The Global Language of Headwear exhibition and creating weather-based hats.

Thunderstorm craft

Canceled – ARTstarts: Rolling Thunderstorms

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 9 & 11: Rolling Thunderstorms
Inspired by the “Thunderbolt Crown” currently on display in The Global Language of Headwear exhibition, this week’s ARTstarts has kids rolling golf balls to create their own thunderstorm painting.

Paper sun hat

Canceled – FIG Studio: Sun Hats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 8 – 12: Sun Hats
In conjunction with Global Getaway, our spring break museum programming, we are taking inspiration from The Global Language of Headwear exhibition and creating weather-based hats.

Canceled – Science Lab at the FIG: Sun Prints

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.

April 8: Sun Prints
In this week’s science, we have special paper to make prints using the sun, inspired by the Sombrero Vueltiao Hat from Colombia.

Paper sun hat

Canceled – FIG Studio: Sun Hats

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 8 – 12: Sun Hats
In conjunction with Global Getaway, our spring break museum programming, we are taking inspiration from The Global Language of Headwear exhibition and creating weather-based hats.

Paper hot air balloon

Canceled – FIG Studio: Hot Air Balloons

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 1 – 5: Hot Air Balloons
Up, Up, and Away! Use a variety of art supplies to design a hanging paper hot air balloon.

Hurricane print on paper

Canceled – ARTstarts: Hurricane Transfer prints

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 2 & 4: Hurricane Transfer prints
In this project, children will mix paint and shaving cream to create circular-shaped transfer prints.

Maracas

Canceled – 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 hot air balloon

Canceled – FIG Studio: Hot Air Balloons

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 1 – 5: Hot Air Balloons
Up, Up, and Away! Use a variety of art supplies to design a hanging paper hot air balloon.

Canceled – 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 hot air balloon

Canceled – FIG Studio: Hot Air Balloons

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 1 – 5: Hot Air Balloons
Up, Up, and Away! Use a variety of art supplies to design a hanging paper hot air balloon.

Hurricane print on paper

Canceled – ARTstarts: Hurricane Transfer prints

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 2 & 4: Hurricane Transfer prints
In this project, children will mix paint and shaving cream to create circular-shaped transfer prints.

Paper hot air balloon

Canceled – FIG Studio: Hot Air Balloons

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 1 – 5: Hot Air Balloons
Up, Up, and Away! Use a variety of art supplies to design a hanging paper hot air balloon.

Paper sailboat

Canceled – Science Lab at the FIG: Sail a Boat

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.

April 1: Sail a Boat
What makes a sailboat sail? We will talk about the science of wind and build boats to test our theories.

Paper hot air balloon

Canceled – FIG Studio: Hot Air Balloons

A self-guided, self-exploratory play-to-learn, make-and-take space for young inquisitive minds to imagine, create, and innovate.

April 1 – 5: Hot Air Balloons
Up, Up, and Away! Use a variety of art supplies to design a hanging paper hot air balloon.