Family April break programs at Fairfield Museum

Looking for a way to spend quality time with your children over April break? The Fairfield Museum is running a week full of programs that will include history, art and fun! Several are tied to the Museum’s newest exhibition, “Fabulous Animals: The Illustrated World of Robert Lawson.” 

The week includes drop-off programs that run from 9-noon and 1-4 p.m., plus the option of a “Lunch Bunch” from noon-1 p.m. Advance registration is required for drop-off programs. In addition, there are several FREE family events during the week. The Free Family Focus events are generously sponsored by People’s United Bank.

Highlights include:

 April 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Storytime with Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig – Meet the World’s Most Famous Pig who travels the country with Farmer Minor spreading a love of books and reading. 

April 11, noon-3 p.m. – Chain Link Animal Puppets – Stop by and link colorful papers together to form the body of a chain link puppet! Add different faces with chenille stems or color them in with markers. Create a puppet show with your final creations!

April 15, 10:30-11 a.m. – Read To Me Storytelling! Cozy up with Museum Docent Barbara Lucia and listen to stories of animals and people emerging from wintertime to usher in spring

April 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Ferdinand Flower Book Workshop – Stop by and create your own flower garden in book form in honor of Ferdinand the Bull, who loved to smell flowers! Fill an accordion-style book with 3-D flowers made from patterned papers, chenille stems, colorful ribbons and even scented oils to make a magical array of Ferdinand’s favorite flowers.

For more information or to register in advance for the drop-off sessions, visit fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/april-staycation/.

Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road, (203) 259-1598; Fairfieldhistory.org.

Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig will visit Fairfield Museum on Monday, April 11

Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig will visit Fairfield Museum on Monday, April 11

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