Category Archives: Art

The Power of Performance

LizaBy: Liza Blair
Arts Manager

Thinking in new ways is the basic activity for creative thinking, problem solving, and communication.

In an age when people spend a majority of their time in front of screens, it’s nice to have experiences that cause us to sit and be in the moment. Watching a live performance by a musician or dancer is always such a refreshing break for me. It unifies me with others through a shared experience I can’t find with digital media or reality TV. It causes me to think in new ways. Continue reading →

Meet the Staff: Candy Haley


Candy Haley serves as Programs Operations Assistant. Has your child ever made a craft or art project at Creation Station? You have Candy Haley’s creativity to thank for it! She is responsible for creating new Creation Station Activities that are age appropriate for every guest. Creation Station activities change monthly. Continue reading →

Creative Ideas for Indoor Fun with the Kids


By: Liza Blair
Arts Manager

Summer is a great time for children to play outdoors, but sometimes the weather makes it very unsafe to play in the heat. Here are some fun, indoor activities that will keep your child stimulated and engaged in the comfort of air conditioning. Continue reading →

Curtain Call

AmyBy Amy Barrett
Museum Experience Manager

It was one minute ’til the curtain was set to rise when a little hand reached up to squeeze mine.  I looked down and saw a beautiful, dimpled face.

“Break a leg, Mama,” a sweet voice said, looking up at me with a grin.

This is just one of the many memories I have from my summer experience that I shared with my 10-year-old daughter, Kaylee, as we both participated in the musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Continue reading →

Sticky Creations are Lessons for Mom and Child

LizaBy Liza Blair
Arts Manager

My son recently decided he wanted to make Rice Krispie Treats in the shape of jack-o’-lanterns. We realized our original plan needed tweaking after trying, unsuccessfully, to form the mixture into balls. The treats were too sticky to handle, even after coating our hands in butter.

We needed a new direction. So we made a graveyard and dotted it with the six jack-o’-lanterns we managed to produce. Now it was time to decorate.

Using “healthy” options picked by my son, we started our task. Pretzel sticks made the fence around the graveyard and worked as gravestones. A rock path was made using peanuts and apple slices added extra details. Continue reading →

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