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October 2017

Halloween Costume Swap

October 1 - October 30

Go green and easy on your wallet this Halloween, and find your costume at KiDiMu! Save money and time, clean out your closets and make the world a little greener! KiDiMu Members, Visitors and the public at large are invited to donate any gently used complete Halloween costumes, costume pieces and accessories, and exchange them for something new (or "new-to-you"). PLEASE NOTE: Throughout September, we are collecting costumes for this year's campaign kick-off. Feel free to drop them off at the…

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Pop-up Play: Watercolor Mariposas

October 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

On October 18, add more fun to your visit with a special bonus activity… Join a docent to paint a butterfly to be added to the Dia de Los Muertos exhibit at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Children will practice both fine motor skills and experiment with color as they create their surprising masterpiece. Messy experimentation and sensory exploration are not only allowed but also encouraged. Drop by anytime between 2:30 and 3 p.m. This program is a part of…

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Discovery Friday

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On October 20, curious KiDiMu explorers are invited for STEM*-themed activities featuring Pumpkin Investigations... Through hands-on fun, children will practice critical thinking skills and scientific observation while enjoying season-inspired sensory fun. *STEM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” This program is a part of KiDiMu’s STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) curriculum promoting skills necessary for academic success. On Fridays, visitors explore STEM subjects through guided discovery. Drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. FREE with admission…

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Growing Up Safe and Prepared: Hazard Hamlet

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On October 21, join Puget Sound Energy to learn about electric safety... Children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive presentation featuring the PSE's hazard hamlet energy safety program. Find out what to do when the power lines are down and how to avoid other electricity-related danger. Be sure to bring your questions! Get more tips at PSE's website. This is a part of a series that - together with special activities in Our Town exhibit hall…

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Monday Messy

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

On October 23, join us to paint your Butterfly Wings… Decorate wings you can wear! Then, join us on October 28 and be part of the mariposa procession to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's grand opening ceremony of its Dia de Los Muertos community celebration. Children will practice both fine motor skills and discover new color combinations as they create their original masterpiece. Messy experimentation and sensory exploration are not only allowed but also encouraged. Drop by anytime between…

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Tuesday Tunes

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

On October 24, join local musician David Webb for a guitar sing-along and enjoy favorite American folk hits for kids... All ages welcome! While having fun with song and dance, children practice gross motor, sensory, social-emotional and early literacy skills in a relaxed atmosphere. The sing-along is also recommended for babies to get a head start on emerging language skills, music appreciation and KiDiMu fun! This program is a part of KiDiMu’s STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math)…

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Minimu 2: Speech Development Tips

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

On October 26, join us for KiDiMu’s program just for toddlers and their grown-ups... Meet other families to share experiences, play together and learn from one another before the Museum opens to the public. Enjoy age-appropriate activities, featuring toddler circle time with interactive songs and games, and then hear speech therapist, Jessica Forcade, from Holly Ridge Center who will discuss language development in your growing toddler and recommend activities and habits you can use to support it. This program recurs…

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Discovery Friday

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

On October 27, curious KiDiMu explorers are invited for STEM*-themed activities featuring Shiny Pennies... Through hands-on fun, children will practice critical thinking skills and scientific observation. *STEM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” This program is a part of KiDiMu’s STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) curriculum promoting skills necessary for academic success. On Fridays, visitors explore STEM subjects through guided discovery. Drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. FREE with admission or membership. Made possible…

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Pop-up Play: Butterfly Wings

October 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

On October 27, add more fun to your visit with a special bonus activity… Paint butterfly wing you can wear! Then, join us on October 28 and be part of the mariposa procession to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's grand opening ceremony of its Dia de Los Muertos community celebration. Children will practice both fine motor skills and experiment with color as they create their surprising masterpiece. Messy experimentation and sensory exploration are not only allowed but also encouraged.…

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Mariposa Procession to Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at BIMA

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

On October 28, join us to decorate butterfly wings and wear them as we march down to BIMA… Be part of the mariposa procession to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's grand opening ceremony of its Dia de Los Muertos community event and join in the festivities. FREE. All welcome. Info: 206.855.4650

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