Adventure Children's Museum

Adventure Children's Museum Adventure! Children's Museum is a place for kids and their families to explore, create, and investigate our big world, right in Lane County. We inspire adventure!
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Imagine what inspired you when you were little. Picture the first time you or your child discovered something new, that spark, the moment of awe. Visualize a National Geographic subscription come to life, a world to explore right in our community, for our kids to tinker with and adventure in. Let's make it happen! Help us create Adventure! Visit us at AdventureChildrensMuseum.org Adventure! Children's Museum is a registered 501c3 non-profit corporation, and your donations are tax deductible.

Mission: To help grow inquisitive young minds into travelers, explorers, artists, and innovators by providing an environment dedicated to the spirit of adventure and discovery.

Two years ago today, the train engine we adopted from the  Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon came to live upstairs at ...
04/17/2020

Two years ago today, the train engine we adopted from the Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon came to live upstairs at Adventure! It was a trek from Pendleton to Eugene, through the mall, and upstairs that none of our helpers will ever forget.

It's Friday, April 17th, and we're here for you with the Museum @ Home post of the day! Here's the link: https://conta.c...
04/17/2020

It's Friday, April 17th, and we're here for you with the Museum @ Home post of the day! Here's the link: https://conta.cc/2RLaOnc

In today's post:
• Make a plantable play garden with recycled materials!
• Color our beehive!
• Read a story with an EPL librarian!
• Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's MetKids site!
•Camp in your living room with Washington State Parks!

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Welcome to the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Thursday, April 16th! Here's the link to today's post:https://conta.cc/...
04/16/2020

Welcome to the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Thursday, April 16th! Here's the link to today's post:
https://conta.cc/2xBj3eL

In today's issue of Museum @ Home:
• Plant some popcorn!
• Make a plastic egg maraca!
• Visit the Guggenheim Museum!
• Make some animal tracks!
• Go on a chalk photographic adventure!

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We're halfway through another week, Adventurers! Here's the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Wednesday, April 15, 2020....
04/15/2020

We're halfway through another week, Adventurers! Here's the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Wednesday, April 15, 2020. https://conta.cc/2XFo7JF

In today's post:
• knit a snake with a cardboard tube!
• make some cloud dough in your kitchen!
• create a Lego machine!
• see works in progress for A!CM!
• visit some otters at the Oregon Zoo!

https://conta.cc/2XFo7JF

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It's Tuesday, April 14th, and we're ready with the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for today! Here's the link: https://con...
04/14/2020

It's Tuesday, April 14th, and we're ready with the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for today! Here's the link: https://conta.cc/2wEPiJD

In today's issue:
• Daisy Ridley (Rey) reads about BB8 in a Disney Star Wars story time!
• Sloths and llamas love taking naps on coloring sheets
• Get outside and find some leaves to make art
• Visit the Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian NMNH
• Take a yoga class with Little Hands Can!

https://conta.cc/2wEPiJD

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Good morning Adventurers! It's time for the daily Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Monday, April 13, 2020. Though we ca...
04/13/2020

Good morning Adventurers! It's time for the daily Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Monday, April 13, 2020. Though we can't be with you today, we hope you'll enjoy this fun post full of things to do and stuff to see. And if you haven't seen it yet, check out yesterday's post on our page to see some of the staff members have an Easter egg hunt at the museum (pre-recorded in March). Here's the link for today's post: https://conta.cc/3b3YJ4s

Inside:
• Draw Funny Bunny Faces
• Listen to Story Time from Space
• Splatter paint some monster puppets
• Easy-Peasy Screenprinting
• RadioLab for Kids podcasts

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Some of our staff members filmed a little Easter surprise for you before our temporary closure! Please watch Rylie, Emil...
04/12/2020

Some of our staff members filmed a little Easter surprise for you before our temporary closure! Please watch Rylie, Emily, Emma, and Finn hunt for eggs at Adventure! It is very silly. We are home safe, and we hope you are too. See you soon, Adventurers! https://youtu.be/Lwl_nNTNuXc

Give yourself a round of applause! You made it to Friday already! Here's the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for April 10t...
04/10/2020

Give yourself a round of applause! You made it to Friday already!

Here's the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for April 10th, 2020. https://conta.cc/2XpZsZu

In today's post:
• Make play dough fossils with little toys!
• Listen to the music of Red Yarn!
• Print and color the Travel Oregon coloring book!
• Check out the Nearby Nature Natural Neighbors project!
• Watch a short, silly puppet show created by museum docents in our Compass Rose Puppet Theater!

The fun starts here! https://conta.cc/2XpZsZu

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It's Thursday, and time for the Museum @ Home post for April 9th! Included in today's post:• Make grasshopper puppets fr...
04/09/2020

It's Thursday, and time for the Museum @ Home post for April 9th! Included in today's post:

• Make grasshopper puppets from pouch caps
• Create flowers from recycled cardboard
• Dance and sing with Kami
• Color some bunny ears
• Watch goats meet animal friends at the Oregon Zoo!

Here's where the fun starts: https://conta.cc/2x810wR

04/08/2020
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We know that every little bit helps right now, so we’re thankful to our colleagues who are supporting the healthcare heroes working to keep us safe ❤️

It's Wednesday! That means we're halfway through the week, and it's time for our April 8th Adventure! Museum @ Home post...
04/08/2020

It's Wednesday! That means we're halfway through the week, and it's time for our April 8th Adventure! Museum @ Home post. While we are hopeful to be open sometime in the near future, we are happy to provide these daily posts of activities, videos, and more. (click here: https://conta.cc/2xc8T44)

In today's post, it's the first day of Passover AND sensory play Wednesday. Here's what you'll find inside:

• Felt Passover Seder Plate project
• Frog Fly-Catcher Game
• Car Tracks Painting/Car Wash sensory activity
• Jellyfish Web Cam
• Have You Seen My Dragon? activity pack

https://conta.cc/2xc8T44

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It's Tuesday April 7th, and it's time for the 17th Museum @ Home post from Adventure! Children's Museum! When the museum...
04/07/2020

It's Tuesday April 7th, and it's time for the 17th Museum @ Home post from Adventure! Children's Museum! When the museum is open, Tuesdays mean Pokemon Club at 5; even though we can't host right now, we hope you are finding ways to keep your Pokemon game strong! In the meantime, our Tuesday posts include a little something for all you Pokemon fans out there.

Here's a list of what you'll find in today's Adventure! Museum @ Home post:
• Draw Pokemon with Art Hub for Kids!
• Brighten your day with Rainbow Clothes organization project from Betty Brinn Children's Museum!
• Make Penny Color Spinners with the Frugal Fun blog!
• Watch past performances at Adventure! with BFan!
• Print and color animals from Kane Miller Publishers!

If you do any of the projects or activities featured in our Museum @ Home posts, we love to see the results. We also just love "hello" messages and kids' drawings of staff members. Post in the comments below or email [email protected]

Here's the link for today's Museum @ Home: https://conta.cc/2XfF4KI

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Adventure! Museum @ Home for Monday, April 6th, 2020. We miss you, Adventurers! Please enjoy some of the fun things we f...
04/06/2020

Adventure! Museum @ Home for Monday, April 6th, 2020. We miss you, Adventurers! Please enjoy some of the fun things we found for you while you're at home:

• Make tiny fuzzy dolls with beads and pipecleaners!
• Create a Lego mandala!
• Let Rylie read you a story!
• Color some eggs! and . . .
• Take a virtual field trip to the Seattle Zoo!

This link takes you to the full post: https://conta.cc/2JNvvdP

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Now available: a limited number of Adventure! Easter baskets! These small baskets (approx. 6 inches square) are full of ...
04/05/2020

Now available: a limited number of Adventure! Easter baskets! These small baskets (approx. 6 inches square) are full of items from our gift shop that complement some of our favorite exhibits.

Contents of baskets are valued between $30 and $35; cost per basket is $25 and includes delivery.

• Choose your baskets using the images and descriptions provided.

• Choose any replacements or substitutions (please limit to 2 per basket)

• Click the button to make your payment. Within a few hours, you'll be contacted to confirm your selections and arrange for front porch, no-contact delivery in the Eugene-Springfield area.

• Baskets will be delivered Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in plain brown paper bags.

Click here to purchase! https://py.pl/9DA2rli6X9b

Now available: a limited number of Adventure! Easter baskets! These small baskets (approx. 6 inches square) are full of items from our gift shop that complement some of our favorite exhibits.

Contents of baskets are valued between $30 and $35; cost per basket is $25 and includes delivery.

• Choose your baskets using the images and descriptions provided.

• Choose any replacements or substitutions (please limit to 2 per basket)

• Click the button to make your payment. Within a few hours, you'll be contacted to confirm your selections and arrange for front porch, no-contact delivery in the Eugene-Springfield area.

• Baskets will be delivered Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in plain brown paper bags.

Click here to purchase! https://py.pl/9DA2rli6X9b

Adventure! Museum @ Home for Friday, April 3, 2020! In today's post: eat treats from a daffodil; draw a man with a dog h...
04/03/2020

Adventure! Museum @ Home for Friday, April 3, 2020! In today's post: eat treats from a daffodil; draw a man with a dog head; look at birds; see a gigantic Lego dragon; and crack some codes.

Click here for details and links! https://conta.cc/2xM7y3Q

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Welcome to the Thursday edition of Adventure! Museum @ Home for April 2, 2020. Though the museum is closed today, we hop...
04/02/2020

Welcome to the Thursday edition of Adventure! Museum @ Home for April 2, 2020. Though the museum is closed today, we hope you enjoy today's post, where you can build a Lego unicorn; color our beehive; see Adventure! in 2017; music with Kami; dance with Eugene Cultural Services; and find out how to get crafts delivered to your car from the Materials Exchange!

Here's the link: https://conta.cc/2UCXzad

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Happy Wednesday, Adventurers! The museum is closed today, but we are so happy to bring you today's edition of Museum @ H...
04/01/2020

Happy Wednesday, Adventurers! The museum is closed today, but we are so happy to bring you today's edition of Museum @ Home!

Click the link below to see how you can make tree art and blackbird puppets with Candlewick Press; show your talent to the Hult Center; make cartoon sound effects with Mystery Science; and create play dough cupcakes with the Artful Parent! You can also pair up your minifigs for an ice slide race; color some saguaro; and visit Kami's music class.

Enjoy today's edition of Museum @ Home, and we hope to see you soon!

Click https://conta.cc/2X60H05

photo credit: the Artful Parent

It's time for your Tuesday Adventure! Museum @ Home post for today, March 31st! It's Adventure! Children's Museum's thir...
03/31/2020

It's time for your Tuesday Adventure! Museum @ Home post for today, March 31st! It's Adventure! Children's Museum's third anniversary today, so we packed today's post full of fun things from the museum . . . and things that we think you'll like from other sites as well.

We wish we could be with you to celebrate three years of creating and operating your children's museum, but we are happy to bring you all of this good stuff until we can open back up:

Stuff from other places: build a tiny Lego castle or an origami Pikachu, and sign up for stories with Dolly Parton!

From the museum: watch Adam's forest mural grow and change during our opening week in 2017; submit some stuff to the Adventure! You-Seum; color an Adventure! mandala; and visit with our own Emily for a "Fox in Socks" story time!
Get started with all the fun here: https://conta.cc/2w4XFxY

photo via Lego

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March 31, 2020 is the 3rd anniversary of the day we opened Adventure! Children's Museum for the first time! So much has ...
03/31/2020

March 31, 2020 is the 3rd anniversary of the day we opened Adventure! Children's Museum for the first time! So much has changed since that day three years ago, but our commitment to continuing our mission hasn't changed a bit.

If you'd like to support us during the closure, this hand-drawn 18x24" coloring poster is available for sale. Details are in the original post. You can also purchase it on a t-shirt over at Threadbare, and find a smaller version available as a coloring sheet in tomorrow's Adventure! Museum @ Home post.

Thanks for being there for us, Adventurers! We couldn't have made it to the 3-year mark without your support.

Artist and museum supporter (and former board member!) Mellinda Poor (www.instagram.com/freehandmandalas/) recently created this amazing Adventure! Mandala, exclusively for Adventure! Children's Museum! We love it so much. Looking closely (see attached images for close-ups) you'll see our mascot, Fawkes the Fox; an owl; an explorer with a magnifying glass; a cuddly toad snuggling up to an acorn; and so many more fun little details. It's like a game of iSpy in mandala form.

As of today, we're making it available to you as an 18x24", high-resolution coloring poster on 24 lb. bond paper as a relief fundraiser for the museum. You can order the posters for $30 each (includes delivery fee), which also entitles you to the name/s of your choice on a Museum Supporter Acorn on our lobby tree.

Thanks for supporting our magical, community-built museum as we look to the future!

Good morning, Adventurers! It's time for our Museum @ Home post for Monday, March 30th. The museum is closed today, but ...
03/30/2020

Good morning, Adventurers! It's time for our Museum @ Home post for Monday, March 30th. The museum is closed today, but we are happy to share some fun activities, videos, and resources for your family!

Each of our Museum @ Home posts is available here, every weekday before 9 a.m. You can also subscribe to a weekly compilation. Send us a message with your email address, and we'll add you to our mailing list!

In today's post: Make some tacos that dragons will love, go on a time lapse tour of Adventure! in the middle of some upgrades, and try a scavenger hunt at home! You can also create your own Victorian VR (a stereoscope) and make some eggshell geodes. Want to tell someone you love them? Send some Adventure! postcards! We'll tell you how to get some to send from home. Ready . . . Set . . . Go! Here's the link: https://conta.cc/2UHxxRY

(image: TinkerLab)

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Happy Friday, Adventurers! The museum is closed today, but it's time for the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Friday, M...
03/27/2020
Adventure! Museum @ Home • Issue 10

Happy Friday, Adventurers! The museum is closed today, but it's time for the Adventure! Museum @ Home post for Friday, March 27, 2020.

In today's post: visit Tinkering School and the Minecraft International Space Station; race unusual Lego vehicles; color & read aloud; make a flip book and print a comic about coronavirus. You can finish up with a short sensory video featuring the plunk of a mini golf ball in our Little Visits: UK exhibit. All the good stuff is easily accessible when you click this link:

https://conta.cc/3btZ5RI

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Tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. pacific daylight time!
03/26/2020

Tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. pacific daylight time!

You don’t need a library card to check out “Arthur’s New Puppy!” Watch Marc Brown, creator and illustrator of the Arthur book series, read this book and teach a drawing lesson just for PBS KIDS.
Join us tomorrow March 27 at 12 ET for the story-time premiere!

It's time for the Adventure! Museum @Home post for Thursday, March 26th, 2020!The museum is closed today, but we are hap...
03/26/2020

It's time for the Adventure! Museum @Home post for Thursday, March 26th, 2020!

The museum is closed today, but we are happy to be with you here on-line with a collection of fun activities, videos, and podcasts to do at home.

In today's post, you can find links to create some paper rainbow butterflies and paper roll animals; listen to The Past & The Curious kids history podcast; learn science with Mark Rober; make a Lego koi fish; color ocean creatures reading books; and listen to the latest in our series of Sounds of Adventure! short video series.

https://conta.cc/2UEwr9w

Our friends at Threadbare Print House also have Mellinda's Adventure! Mandala on our Adventure! logo shirts! Logo on the...
03/25/2020
Adventure! Children's Museum

Our friends at Threadbare Print House also have Mellinda's Adventure! Mandala on our Adventure! logo shirts! Logo on the back, mandala on the front. Hop over to their online store to purchase shirts and support local businesses and our nonprofit! https://threadbarepress.com/products/adventure-childrens-museum

Adventure Children's Museum was started with a vision for educational play and built by the community over the last several years. Currently their doors are closed temporarily, but you can still show your support by purchasing a T-shirt! $20 from the sale goes directly to them. $5 covers your shippi...

Artist and museum supporter (and former board member!) Mellinda Poor (www.instagram.com/freehandmandalas/) recently crea...
03/25/2020

Artist and museum supporter (and former board member!) Mellinda Poor (www.instagram.com/freehandmandalas/) recently created this amazing Adventure! Mandala, exclusively for Adventure! Children's Museum! We love it so much. Looking closely (see attached images for close-ups) you'll see our mascot, Fawkes the Fox; an owl; an explorer with a magnifying glass; a cuddly toad snuggling up to an acorn; and so many more fun little details. It's like a game of iSpy in mandala form.

As of today, we're making it available to you as an 18x24", high-resolution coloring poster on 24 lb. bond paper as a relief fundraiser for the museum. You can order the posters for $30 each (includes delivery fee), which also entitles you to the name/s of your choice on a Museum Supporter Acorn on our lobby tree.

Thanks for supporting our magical, community-built museum as we look to the future!

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Find us inside the VRC movie theater entrances, at the top of the escalator. We are closed March 16th through March 31st due to Coronavirus Covid-19. Please visit us again soon!

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Docents willing to help? Greatest part of a visit.
Decorating cookies? Yes, please! #ChristmasEve2018
Z gets to read the part when Hagrid comes for Harry. 😍 #AdventureChildrensMuseum #HarryPotterReadAloudMarathon #ChristmasEve2018
Thank you for the awesome wreaths!!
Adventure! Abounds!! We love every excuse to dress up! #AdventureChildrensMuseum #RiseOfTheGuardians
Oh Adventure! How we have missed your shenanigans. So glad we’re settling back down and able to visit more.
Even when addressing new rules, Adventure! has fun. ...peg leg! 😂😂
A cozy spot for a rest? The fire pit. 😂 #LunaScout #AdventureChildrensMuseum #PNWCampingExhibit
Sometimes, when you play hard at Adventure! a nap just happens. Even if mom doesn’t want it to. 😂😂
The Valentines fun has begun! Join us from 11-2 today. Make a valentine, play games, take a picture and share the love!
Getting ready for our Christmas Eve Harry Potter read-a-thon. Call today and sign up! Free admission for all readers (and or chaperone)!