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On First Fridays admission is only $2.00 from 5pm-8pm

HALF-PRICE FRIDAY NIGHTS at the Greensboro Children’s Museum


This awesome rate is available on the 2nd-4th Friday nights every month.
Looking for exciting kid-friendly fun for a thrifty price? 
Head to the Greensboro Children's Museum for Half -Price Friday nights from 5-8pm.
* $5 admission (plus sales tax) from 5-8pm. No other discounts apply.
*Regular GCM Admission Rates apply before 5pm

 

 

 

 

Class Terms and Conditions

Playgroup

Description:  Connect with other parents and caregivers of young children (Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers) at the Greensboro Children’s Museum each week for a standing playdate! Meet a Museum educator for a kick-off activity and then go exploring, playing, and learning in the Museum together

Dates: November 2 | November 9 | November 16

Time:    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ages:    0-5 years with a caregiver

Class Fee:    free for members, $5 non-members 

Questions? Contact us at 336.574.2898 ext 316 or jharrelson@gcmuseum.com

 

Messes & Masterpieces

From Michelangelo to Mondrian, we’ll familiarize ourselves with great works of art and try our hands at mimicking the masters. We will explore elements of art such as line, color, and texture. Come ready to learn and, of course, get a bit messy!

Date: 11/14 | 11/21 | 11/28 | 12/05 | 12/12

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:  3 to 5 years

Class Fee:   Each class - $14 members, $14 non-members

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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Click the calendar for the entire listing of programs, actvities and events happening in December. To register for any of our classes or programs, please click the links below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tween Cooking Class:  Whole Wheat Sweets & Treats (ages 9-11)

Description:  Take your baking to the next level with freshly milled whole wheat flour.  We'll begin by grinding our own flour and baking our treats.  Then, we'll decorate and package them to make wonderful gifts for friends and family. 

Dates:  Friday, December 8

Time:    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Ages:    9-11 years

Class Fee:    $30 members, $35 non-members 
Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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Adult Cooking Class: Sugar Cookie Decorating

Learn the techniques for decorating gift-worthy sugar cookies this holiday season. Jen Garrison will teach you to make royal icing, offer tips for coloring your icing, and teach you how to flood and add detail to your cookies. Everyone will take home a small box of decorated cookies and recipes.

Date: Wednesday, December 13

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ages:  21+

Class Fee:    $35 members, $40 non-members

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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Teen Cooking Class:  Whole Wheat Sweets & Treats (ages 12-14)

Description:  Take your baking to the next level with freshly milled whole wheat flour.  We'll begin by grinding our own flour and baking our treats.  Then, we'll decorate and package them to make wonderful gifts for friends and family. 

Dates:  Friday, December 15

Time:    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Ages:    12-14 years

Class Fee:    $30 members, $35 non-members 
Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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Cookies with Mrs. Claus - SOLD OUT

Description:  Join us for an annual favorite! We will decorate homemade cookies, enjoy stories with Mrs. Claus, and create holiday crafts with the North Pole Elves! Great for all ages! Parents and caregivers included in admission price.

Dates:  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 or Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Time:    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

Ages:    All

Class Fee:    $5 members, $10 non-members 

 

 

Be Well: Yoga, Food, & Mindfulness

Description: This workshop will empower young people to make healthy lifestyle choices in a safe and non-competitive space. During this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare healthy dishes in our hands-on kitchen classroom and explore the power of self-care techniques like yoga, meditation, journaling, and healthy hobbies. No prior yoga or cooking experience required. All necessary equipment will be provided.

 

Attire: comfortable clothing that allows stretching and a full range of motion. Participants will leave the workshop with recipes, copies of yoga practices, and new tools for focusing, managing stress, and maintaining healthy relationships.

Dates:  Thursday, December 21 - Friday, December 22

Time:    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ages:    9-11 years

Class Fee:    $75 members, $90 non-members 

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Rocking Noon Year's Eve

Description: Join Us For Rocking Noon Year's Eve!  Live Music by NathanRyan Band • Dance Zone with The Dance Project, Inc.  • Face Painting • Photo Booth • Karaoke • Rocking Hair & Tattoos • Apple Juice Toast

Date:  Saturday, December 30, 2017

 

Time:   Festivities from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Museum open until 5:00 pm)

Ages:    All

Price:  GCM Members: Free | Nonmembers: $10 

Fee for this event is admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum.  If you choose to pre-register for this event, please bring your confirmation email with you.    

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Jerry Hyman Day

Description:  Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of the co-founder of the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Jerry Hyman.

Dates:  January 5, 2018

Time:    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ages:    All

Admission:   $2

No pre-registration needed!

 

 

 

Book and Cook

Description:  Each week, we'll meet in The Edible Schoolyard Kitchen Classroom to combine children’s literature and food. Using the story as inspiration, your kids will use fresh ingredients to create kid-friendly snacks they'll love making and eating.

Dates:  Tuesdays from January 9 - February 13, 2018

Time:    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:    3 to 5 years

Class Fee:    Series of 6 Classes - $60 members, $72 non-members (register below)

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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DIY: Cook + Create

Description: Finding balance in our high-speed world can be challenging for everyone – even kids.  This class series focuses on slowing down and finding the joy in making useful, everyday items from bread to candles.  Each week, we'll explore a new Homesteading topic and kids will "make and take" a project to enjoy at home.  This nature-inspired program is designed to be a fun learning experience for all skill levels.  Please note, this is a drop-off program.  

Ages:  6 to 8 years

January 11 – Bees  Learn about beekeeping and how local apiaries are a backyard solution to protecting our pollinators. We’ll make beeswax lip balm and beeswax candles, and taste several local honeys made in our community!

January 18 – Paper  Handmade paper is fun to make and uses otherwise unwanted paper scraps to make something useful and beautiful. We’ll use herbs and flowers from the garden to create interesting textures in our final product.

January 25 – Chickens  Chickens are a wonderful part of our garden community! We’ll visit the flock to learn more about chicken keeping, and make a farm fresh egg frittata in the kitchen.

February 1 – Bread  The staple of every meal used to be bread… and it was delicious! Homemade bread teaches patience, chemistry, technique, and culture. We’ll make our own homemade butter, too. Yum!

February 8 - Self Care  With winter underway, we’ll make sure we have some home remedies on hand to soothe sore throats and fend off colds. We’ll make lemon honey lozenges using an old fashioned candy making technique and brew elderberries for immune-boosting syrup.

February 15 – Herbs  Today we’ll explore the uses and benefits of fresh and dried herbs. We will make a rosemary quick bread, lavender sachets for peaceful sleep, and an herbal night time tea to enjoy before bed.

Dates:  Thursdays from January 11 – February 15, 2017

Time:    3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Class Fee:    Series of 6 Classes - $66 members, $78 non-members (register below)

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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Home School Discovery Day

Join homeschooling families from across the triad for a day of discovery at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. Families can explore and learn at their own pace through more than 30,000 sq ft indoor exhibits; a half-acre teaching garden; and new outdoor play plaza with climbing structures for all ages. Homeschool Discovery Day will feature a special admission rate for homeschooling families. Hands-on learning happens at GCM!

 

Cost: Pre-registration is required.
$6.00 per child ages 12 months and up.
Parent teachers are FREE. Additional adult chaperones pay the discounted rate upon arrival.
This event is non-refundable.

Dates:  February 6, 2018

Time:   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ages:   1 to 18 years

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Mini Yogis

Description:  Creative and fun, these classes plant the seeds of yoga to stimulate imagination, maintain flexibility and develop conscious breathing. Our unique approach combines yoga poses with rhythm, literacy, games and mindfulness techniques.

Dates:  Tuesdays from February 27, 2018 - April 3, 2018

Time:    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:    3 to 5 years

Class Fee:    Series of 6 Classes - $60 members, $72 non-members (register below)

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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Techie Kids

Description:  Over the six-week series, your kids will learn to code using Dot and Dash robots and the Learn to Code Curriculum.  We’ll write code with loops, sequences, and events by completing new challenges each week that are designed to help kids grow their own skills while working collaboratively. 

Dates:  Thursdays from March 1 - April 5, 2018

Time:    3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ages:    6 to 8 years

Class Fee:    Series of 6 Classes - $66 members, $78 non-members (register below)

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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Songbirds

Description:  Introduce your child to the benefits of music this spring as we explore the wonders of nature through songs, sounds, instruments, stories, and dance.  This class is a wonderful way to develop your child's natural musical inclination while spending time outdoors in the garden with new friends.   

Dates:  Tuesdays from April 17, 2018 - May 22, 2018

Time:    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:    3 to 5 years

Class Fee:    Series of 6 Classes - $60 members, $72 non-members (register below)

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

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