Events

Low Sensory Sunday

Enjoy a low sensory morning in the Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) inside the Lightcatcher building. This program offers reserved museum time for children ages 12 and younger with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders and their families.

We will have tools available and accommodations in place to support your visit. For questions or to access pre-visit materials, contact Chelsea Macias at camacias@cob.org or by phone at 360.778.8935. RSVP requested, but not necessary.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.