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February 2015

Science: Plants Vs. Zombies

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, February 25, 4:00 p.m. Learn how plants grow, help people, and defend against zombies. Story and activity are based on the popular tablet game. $1 per child.

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CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Demonstration: African hand-​​drumming

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CANCELLED Saturday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. Learn about percussion instruments by watching a live performance and assembling your own drum. Presented by the WASA, a student club from the University of Wyoming. $1 per child.

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Exploration: Chinese New Year

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, February 19, 4:00 p.m. Learn about the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Zodiac through story, art and play. $1 per child.

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Beekeeping workshop

February 19 - March 20

Where: Laramie County Community College When: March 21 & 22 Tickets: Sorry this workshop is sold-​​​​out! Look for another one next year. Have you ever wondered about the hobby of beekeeping? Do you have bees and want to get better at bee husbandry? If so this workshop is for you. The workshop features many knowledgeable and talented speakers. For more details click here.

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Exploration: Mardi Gras

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, February 17, 4:00 p.m. Explore the history and cultural traditions of Mardi Gras by making your own mask to wear. $1 per child.

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Science: Marshmallow Catapult

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, February 12, 4:00 p.m. Learn the science of catapults by building one out of marshmallows. $1 per child.

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The Children’s Village is Closed Today

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be closed at 1 PM Thursday Feb. 5th, so that we can set up the 34th annual US Bank Glass Art Celebration. We will be back to our regular hours Fri. Feb. 6th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Art: Make Your Own Heart Shaped Crayons

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Tuesday, February 3, 4:00 p.m. Create fun heart shaped crayons from retired Crayola’s. $1 per child.

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January 2015

January 30, Closing at 2:00 p.m. Paul Smith Children’s Village

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

              Gone Fishin’    

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Art: Heart Rock Painting

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, January 29, 4:00 p.m.  Decorate a rock shaped with love over time as a decoration for St. Valentine’s Day.  $1 per child.

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Exploration: Groundhog Day

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, January 28, 4:00 p.m. Hear the story “Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox” and learn the traditions of light and land that created this unique holiday.  Participants will also create their own Groundhog Puppet Theater.  $1 per child.

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Lecture: How Cheyenne Plants Settled the West

January 22 @ 6:30 am - 7:45 pm

Journey Stories: A lecture by Shane Smith Learn about the history of horticulture in Cheyenne, and how the High Plains Horticulture Research Station’s development of hardy varieties actually helped to settle High Plains communities from North Texas to Montana. When: This Thursday, Jan. 22 – 6:30 pm Where: Laramie Co. Library Cottonwood Room, 1st floor

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Science: Rubber Band Balls

January 21 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, January 21, 4:00 p.m. Create bouncing balls from a variety of recycled materials housed in an arrangement of rubber bands and learn about the Coefficient of Restitution.  $1 per child.

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Art: Marble Mazes

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, January 15, 4:00 p.m. With an abundance of nails and rubber bands create and stretch a maze for a marble game to tilt to solve and enjoy.  $1 per child.

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Art: The Sound of Science

January 7 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, January 7, 4:00 p.m.  Use recycled components to create musical instruments that you can bang and strum and shake.  $1 per child.

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