Pensacola Children's Museum
THE PENSACOLA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IS CLOSED BEGINNING MARCH 15 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PCM Fun Projects to do at Home
Project #1: Oobleck
Here’s a fun activity for you and your children from the Pensacola Children’s Museum. Check out the audiobook video and follow along as Madelyn King reads Dr. Seuss’ book, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.” Then, once your kids know what in the world an Oobleck is, have them make some with the PCM Activity 1: Oobleck. Enjoy family fun that is not only educational, but that will also bring slime to life!
Project #2: Rain
Rain is a natural part of the world we share and often times kids are left wondering “why” or “where does it come from.” Check out this cool experiment with PCM Activity 2 that allows kids to make their own rain. Then take a trip to your backyard and identify some of the clouds they see. After identifying the clouds, make another fun game out of asking what shapes or animals the clouds look like!
Project #3: Rockets
Rockets are cool, fast and powerful! But not exactly the first thing that comes to mind as a friendly indoor kids activity, right? WRONG! Check out this cool experiment with PCM Activity 3 that allows kids to build, decorate, and race their own indoor balloon rockets! This STEM activity is easy, educational and super fun.
Project #4: Color Tyme
Although we are all doing our part and practicing social distancing as much as possible, why not download our PCM Activity 4: Color Tyme packet and let your child's inner artist out for a while at home. Simply color with pages provided. Either way, we dare you to follow the fun challenges that will turn regular coloring into expressive art!
Project #5: Breaking the Code!
We play video games, search the internet, watch videos, and shop all over the world. But have you ever wondered how? How do you watch a funny video from other places in the world by a push of a few buttons? Check out our fun PCM Activity 5: Breaking the Code and learn the simple basics of Binary Computer Coding and Decoding. Give it a shot! Have fun developing your own coded language to challenge your family and friends with this PCM Coding Worksheet!
Project #6: Word Search
Do you remember the last time you visited the Pensacola Children's Museum? I know it seems like a long time ago, but until we are lucky enough to see you again, how about using our PCM Activity 6 Word Search to find some of the cool things we have waiting for you!
Project #7: Fun Mazes
Do you like mazes? We do and we think you'll like these fun mazes too. Check out the cool animal and dinosaur mazes in our PCM Activity 7 packet thanks to our friends at KrazyDad.Com. And don't forget to take a crack at our maze challenges too!
Project #8: Jellyfish fun!
Have you ever seen a jellyfish at an aquarium or maybe at the beach? Well, what if you could see them in your room and maybe even glowing at night as you sleep? Take a look at our next downloadable PCM Activity 8, and learn how to make your own jellyfish! You can even make them glow-in-the-dark!
Project #9: Monster Boxes
The Pensacola Children's Museum has teamed up with The Best Ideas For Kids to bring you another fun and creative activityPCM Activity 9 for you to try with your kiddos at home. And don't forget to check out www.thebestideasforkids.
Project #10: Water Fireworks
We are all used to seeing fireworks lighting up the night sky during festivals, celebrations, athletic events, and holidays. But did you know that you could also see them not only inside your home, but inside a glass of water? Take a look at this PCM Activity 10 and let the fun begin!
Project #11: Mother's Day
Mother's Day is just around the corner! With that in mind, The Pensacola Children's Museum is bringing you a neat way to personalize a gift for those special mothers out there. Inspired by our friends at Easy Peasy and Fun, this project will not only allow you to create a custom gift for Mom, but also help you keep the little ones entertained, busy, and quiet while working on this top secret PCM Activity 11.
Project #12: UNO Game
Join the UNO movement game! Using your motor skills turn the classic game of UNO into something fun for family and friends with our PCM Activity 12.
Project #13: Math is Fun
Believe it or not, math is fun too! Experience creative games with our PCM Activity 13 inspired by our friends at Scholastic that teaches math in a fun and educational way!
Ideas for fun activities to do at home
The Fiesta Pensacola Children's Tresure Hunt has been postponed to October 24, but we wanted to share this downloadable Fiesta Children's Treasure Hunt. Complete the hunt for a certificate and free pass to Historic Pensacola.
Don't miss our Museum From Home page with all our program updates.
Check out this Stuck Inside Guide from Melissa & Doug. This series features play activities and tips for families.
Check out the Pensacola Museum of Art's Daily Art Projects.
Barefoot Books has tons of ideas for At Home Activities!
Kazoo University is now open with educational resources.
Phaidon Publishers has downloadable Activity Packs available based on children's books.
WSRE and PBS Learning Media have resources available for PreK-12.
The MESS Hall has MESS Hall To Go science activities.
See our Living History page for more fun activities!
Arcadia Mill's Miss Moss will be hosting her The Story Tree with Miss Moss story time on Wednesdays at 10:00 on their Facebook page.
UWF's Continuing Education's Summer Reading Institute is available now! For ages 4-adult.
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|Thursday||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
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|Saturday||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
The first floor Party Central room, in which storytelling and special activities are held, is available as a venue for private birthday parties. To learn more see our Birthday Party site.
The 1st Floor Discovery Gallery will be closed due to school tours and private birthday parties on these dates. Patrons are invited to tour the 2nd floor during these times.
Tell us about your visit! We'd love to hear about it.
This hands-on exploration of Pensacola history is geared for children age 10 and younger.
The first floor Discovery Gallery recreates colonial life in Pensacola.
The second floor features the Strictly Briks Makerspace, the Publix Super Markets Interactive Exhibit sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, Colonial Classroom, and Native American history.
Our hands on Brick Makerspace is a STEAM creative play gallery for all ages. Bring your family to imagine, build, and display your creative works. The Pensacola Children's Museum is proud to be a recipient of Strickly Briks' Makerspace Award. "Strictly Bricks encourages kids to dream amazing things, create and build imagination into reality, and grow into the engineers, designers, inventors, and problem solvers of tomorrow. Our mission is to encourage creative play and to impact kids by developing innovative toys. We provide opportunities for children to enhance educational skills while having fun. Let's start building!"
Our museum store, located on the first floor, is the go-to place for children's books and toys including Historic Pensacola branded wooden toys from Melissa and Doug. Coming soon, Strictly Bricks! Soon you will be able to bring home the Strictly Bricks fun from our museum store.