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2018 Schedule of “Special Saturdays” Events Announced

Published: 02/06/2018

One of the benefits of having a membership at the For the Kids, by George Children's Museum, is that it includes admission to each of our Special Saturday events. These special events bring in local historians, teachers, and performers to educate and entertain. Purchase your family membership today!

Not a member? Special Saturday events are open to the public at regular admission prices.

This year, we have a mix of returning favorites (Geocaching Workshop, Learn to Play Chess) along with some fun new activities.

2018 Special Saturday Schedule

March - Learn how to play chess and play a child-sized chess game

Professional chess players will be teaching chess basics and available to compete against advanced players. Special chess-themed snack. (ages 6-17) March 10th, 2PM

April - Wooden Railway in the Bridge Fun Day

Come join us and help create Martinsburg’s longest wooden railway layout. Bring your favorite 20 track pieces to place on your quilt square to connect with others. Full steam ahead. April 7th, 2PM

May - Geocaching Workshop

Work with Museum staff and a Geochaching expert and learn the basics behind the exciting new sport called GeoCaching. One in each group needs to bring a smart phone. (ages 5-adult) May 19th, 2PM

June - Pressed Flower Collage

Make your own flower collage using dried and pressed West Virginia Wildflowers. (ages 4-10) Saturday, June 16th, 2PM

July - Make a Native American Rain Stick Game

Make your own rain stick game and hear stories about Native Americans who once lived in the region. (ages 5-12)(all ages) July 21st, 2PM

August - Make your own Colonial Game to take home

Shut The Box is a traditional dice game for one or more players that uses a special counting box. Make your own game and then play in a Shut the Box tournament. (ages 6-12) August 4th, 2PM

September - Feather Quill Pen and Ink Workshop 

Make your own feather quill pen and ink set to take home. September 15th, 2PM (ages 6-12)

October - Chocolate History Day 

Learn about and enjoy authentic chocolate recipes from Colonial America. (ages 8-15) October 6th, 2PM

November - Museum-wide Scavenger Hunt with prizes 

Three different age-appropriate history scavenger hunts will be provided. Successful completion of the hunt will earn the participant a prize. (ages 4 to 15) November 17th 2PM

December - Colonial Ornament Workshop 

Make and take home Colonial era Holiday ornaments. Learn about early Colonial Christmas traditions. (ages 6-10) December 8th 2PM

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