Ancient Egyptians

Our Ancient Egypt class was well-received. Here are our Egyptians. If you would like to sign up for the next ancient civilizations class, Ancient India on October 18, please call the museum by October 14.


The African Wild after-school

Come to our after-school program on The African Wild on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:30-4:30pm. There will be a discussion about the giraffe, elephant and cheetah with a leopard specimen and hopefully an elephant tusk for touching. A live hedgehog named Twitch will be visiting and we’ll tell you a thing or two about this amazing animal. Following the discussion we’ll create African Animals from toilet paper rolls. Participants will receive a color pre-printed template to cut and glue to their roll, and take a blank one home to color themselves to create another animal. This free program is open to all school-age children age 5 and older. For more information, contact Bernie at or 642-1515.

Cryptid Creations

At our Cryptozoology after-school program yesterday, we examined not only cryptids but mythical creatures, too. We watched a slide presentation followed by a news video on Champ, our local cryptid. The children were able to take home coloring pages of mythical animals and cut-outs to create their own unique animal. We found a great book where each were able to create a creature and present it to the class. Several of our regulars weren’t able to make the class but those that attended had a good time sharing their knowledge of unknown creatures.


Join us in two weeks when we learn about the great Caribou Migration and play Migration Bingo!

Engage, Enrich & Inspire

after school artThe Pember’s Fall 2014 After School Program – Engage, Enrich & Inspire will begin Wednesday, September 10th in the Pember Museum from 3:30-4:30pm. The program is free to school age children. Each program will offer nature studies followed by inspirational art. Registration is not required but would be appreciated to insure we have plenty of supplies. For more information, contact Bernie at the museum 642-1515. The schedule is as follows:

September 10 – Animal Habitats with create a Critter’s Habitat & Animal Tracks

September 24 –¬†Wildflowers of New York with Paper Flowers

October 8 –¬†Seashore Life with Sea Life creations

October 22 – Nocturnal Animals with Create a Bat

November 5 – Stargazing with Glow-in-the-dark Star Map. Includes a slideshow

November 19 – Bird Eggs, Nests & Feathers with create a Whimsical Bird Pin

December 3 – Butterflies & Moths with Stained Glass Butterflies

December 17 – Leaves, Seeds & Trees of New York with Leaf Rubbing Plaques & Pinecone Ornaments

The schedule is subject to change.