Storytime at the Museums

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Our free, bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 18 months to 6 years old by focusing on play, Newton's history, literacy, and lessons from our museums. Each 30-45 minute program includes reading from a children's book, an activity, a museum takeaway, and access to the museum afterward. Families are welcome to bring snacks for their kids. 


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Program Schedule

(Download November-December Program Flyer)

Saturday, December 15, 9:30 am
Colonial Winter

How do we make clothes to keep us warm? Join us at the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds to explore how people in the past made their own things to wear. We will read The Mitten by Jan Brett, and preschoolers and their caregivers will get the chance to try our drop spindle and create their own cotton ball mittens. 
Wednesday, December 26, 10:00 am
Winter Hibernation

Learn how animals live through the winter, and how people at the Jackson Homestead & Museum stayed warm, too. We will read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner, and preschoolers and their caregivers will make their own wintry paper bag trees.