Not everyone heads out of town on Spring Break.  I love several place in Owensboro are offering options for families to make staycation memories.

All week (all day)
Pete the Cat Scavenger Hunt
Pete the Cat has lost his shoes! Participate in a Scavenger Hunt to help him find them.

Monday, April 2nd
2 pm - 4 pm
Pete the Cat Party
Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 to celebrate International Children’s Book Day by visiting with Pete the Cat and enjoying crafts and activities for the whole family.

Tuesday, April 3rd
10 am - 11 am
Put on your dancing shoes and join in for an exciting dance party with songs, movement, rhymes, and just plain fun. Parents and caregivers are invited to join in and show off their dance moves. Ages 5 and younger.

Tuesday, April 3rd
2 pm - 4 pm
Lego Free Play

Wednesday, April 4th
1 pm - 2 pm AND
3 pm - 4 pm
Storyteller Mary Jo Huff
Enjoy stories and songs with award-winning author and storyteller Mary Jo Huff with fun for the whole family. Registration will be required for all attendees on EventBrite. Use the following link and select your time:

Thursday, April 5th
2 pm - 3 pm
Rebel Girls
City Commissioner Pam Smith-Wright will be sharing her career journey in local politics, followed by a fun activity about how government works and a prize drawing. Recommended for ages 6-12.

South Central Bank Presents "OMSH Spring Break Activities!"
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 a.m. Meet Griff, the Groundhog!
Join the folks from Nurture to Nature as they introduce Griff, a real Groundhog! Patrons will have a chance to see Griff up close and personal, make photographs and hear about Griff’s starring role in the new book “The Case of the Missing Peanuts!”
2:00 p.m. “An Afternoon Snack” with Kids in the Kitchen!
Become the chef with the Kids in the Kitchen volunteers from the Junior League of Owensboro, Inc. as they present a hands-on food prep activity for students of all ages! You’ll create a healthy, nutritious afternoon snack to enjoy!

Wednesday, April 4 @ 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Meet the real life story of 'Sally' or Mary Anning from England, who at the age of twelve discovered a 200 million year old fossil along the seashore of her hometown! This young fossilist was born in 1799 and became famous for her discoveries! They will be sharing stories of other famous fossil hunters from around the world and close the program with an activity called Build-a-Bone! Come enjoy stories with Susan Fowler of explorations & discoveries and make a creative art project to take home!
1:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss meets Dinosaurs & Cranes & Butterflies!
In his AWESOME books, meet the IMAGINATION of Dr. Seuss as it comes to life in very unusual creatures that tell us stories! With the help of storyteller Susan Fowler and 'Dr. Seuss' meet the INCREDIBLE real life stories of some very COOL animals, birds and insects! We'll close with an activity called Paint-on-Cardboard, where we will paint our favorite dinosaur, bird or butterfly to take home!

Thursday, April 5
11:00 a.m. Feathered Friends!
Join the Daviess County Audubon Society & learn all about feathers, why they are so important to birds and some dinosaurs, too!
2:00 p.m. LIVE SNAKE TALK with OCHY!
Join OMSH for an up close and personal visit with our resident corn snake Ochy, as we discuss how snakes live, eat and interact with the world around them. Patrons will have a chance to touch Ochy and make photographs.

Friday, April 6
10:30 a.m. Spring Babies – Bunnies, Chicks and More!
Join Debbie Taylor from Equestrian Enterprises as she shares a variety of live baby animals! Children will have a chance to meet, pet and make photographs with the animals!
2:00 p.m. H.O.P. (Healthy Owensboro Program) visits Native American History!
Join us for a H.O.P. program about our region’s Native Americans and what they ate during the spring months! Visitors will also explore the foods, customs and stories of “The Three Sisters” and have a chance to learn about healthy eating habits at the same time! Gather around the Portable Demo Kitchen and discover the value of eating corn, beans and squash and much more! Everyone can try some of the food prepared and take home activity and recipe cards! This program is supported by Owensboro Health and the Junior League of Owensboro.

All activities are included with admission. 2 years and under admitted free. There is no charge for museum members.

My kids have always loved attending activities at the library and museum when we stayed home.  We will be making plans to hang out and have fun!


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