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Every Sunday from 2-4 pm.
Starting Sunday January 26, 2014 and running until Sunday May 11, 2014

What does glue, glitter, paint, popsicle sticks and the odd squid or two have in common? FUN! Drop by and see what the fun is about as you learn, explore and create together as a family. Programs are included with the cost of admission.

January 26
MAKE IT WITH METAL

Create your own zany artful sculpture with wire, glitter and other shiny bits and bobbles, inspired by Zeke Moores’ exhibit of metal 3D artworks.

February 2 (Note: This program is from 1-4pm this week)
GOTCHA! CARNIVOROUS PLANTS CHOW DOWN

Make your own bug antennae, create your own carnivorous plant and drink down some “bog water” in celebration of World Wetlands Day with activities from our new kid-friendly exhibition: Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down. Learn all about the meat- eating plants that grow in the bogs right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.

February 9
CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR

Wear something red, come to The Rooms and celebrate with us – we’ll make paper lanterns and other crafts to celebrate the Year of the Horse.

February 16
BIRD WATCHING

Spring is around the corner and the birds are hungry after a long winter. Design your own birdfeeder to take home and then practice your bird watching skills in our Connections Gallery.

February 23
MAKE YOUR MARK

Join us for gestural drawing and try your hand at a multitude of materials, inspired by the materiality of Mike Gough’s new art gallery exhibition Retrace.

March 2
WINTER FUN

Come in and try your hand at table hockey; see pictures of winter sports from a long time ago; have fun with a wintery craft and finish the afternoon with a story about snowy friends.

March 9
PLAYING WITH SILHOUETTES

Design silhouette characters and put on your own play using a lighted projection screen. Afterwards, visit our Magic Lantern Show in the level 3 Connections Gallery.

March 16
KID’S KITCHEN PARTY

Local entertainer Ray Lake is here to have “a time” with upbeat versions of traditional songs that will have all the kids singing and dancing.

March 23
SHARING OUR CULTURES 15 Year Celebration

A free educational and multicultural project on display throughout The Rooms public spaces.

March 30
APRIL FOOLS

Come learn to make great gags, like mini mice from yarn, and other fun and silly creations. Learn the history of this foolhardy holiday and what April1st means to the history of this province.

April 6
STORYTELLING CARDS

Instead of playing with a traditional deck of cards, why not make your own storytelling cards? Use the items, characters, places and problems you draw to stretch your imagination and make up countless stories.

April 13
MAPS ARE AWESOME

Maps are super cool and they can tell us so many things. Make treasure maps with tea bags, water, some paper and a little imagination. Take them home and have a treasure hunt in your backyard.

April 20
No Family Fun in observation of Easter Sunday.

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APRIL 22 – 25
EASTER BREAK FAMILY FUN FAVOURITES:
TUESDAY – FRIDAY, 2 – 4 pm
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

Tuesday, April 22
FISH PRINTING ADVENTURES

Gyotaku is the Japanese folk art of making prints or rubbings from fish. Come and create your own piece of Gyotaku art while learning about some of the fish species that occupy our oceans and freshwater systems.

Wednesday, April 23
FUZZY FELTING

Create a fuzzy fibre creature from natural sheep’s wool. Using a special needle, wool and a sponge, everyone can unleash their creativity and learn something new. This dry-felting workshop is fast and fun for all ages

Thursday, April 24
ALL ABOUT LIGHTHOUSES

Have you ever visited a lighthouse? Why not drop by to share your story about your visit and while you are here create a model lighthouse from recycled materials. Never visited a lighthouse before – no problem – we’ll take a look at some lighthouse photos and find out why each one is different.

Friday, April 25
BOG CREATURES

All sorts of creatures live in a bog. Visit our kid-friendly exhibit Gotcha! Carnivorous Plants Chow Down and be inspired to make your very own bog creature.

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April 27
LETTERS AND ART

In celebration of the 66th annual Newfoundland & Labrador Arts & Letters competition, come mix literal and visual language through mixed media and create a dynamic piece of art that’s all your own.

May 4
TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK PRESENTS AUTHOR SHARON MCKAY

Award-winning author Sharon McKay will be here to read selections from her many books, including Charlie Wilcox, Charlie Wilcox’s Great War and Thunder Over Kandahar, and several titles in the Our Canadian Girl series. As a War Artist in the Canadian Forces War Artist Program, she has spent time in Uganda, the West Bank, and Afghanistan. Free event.
Program presented in collaboration with The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the St. John’s Public Library Board

May 11
CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY AT THE ROOMS

Bring your mom for a special date to The Rooms and while you’re here drop by the Family Fun activity space to make her a pretty paper bouquet.

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