Family fun at Fort Bend County Museum

Brandon Balderrama and James & Albert Diaz uncover history in an archeological dig at Fort Bend County Museum’s Children’s Day.

The arrival of spring at the Museum means there are celebrations in store for children and families this month. Be sure to mark your calendar for both of these exciting days.

Children 8-12 years old are invited to Spring Break Day Camp on Thursday, March 14 at the Fort Bend County Museum. There will be programs and hands-on activities pertaining to important events in Texas history such as the Runaway Scrape, Texas Declaration of Independence, life in early Texas and more.

Camp will run from10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the cost is $10 per child. Please register your child no later than Tuesday, March 12, and be sure to pack a lunch. Children under 8 years old are welcome too, as long as a parent can accompany them at camp.

Celebrate the arrival of spring at the Fort Bend Museum’s annual Children’s Day festival. The FREE family event will take place on Saturday, March 23 from noon until 5 p.m.

“Children’s Day is important to the local community because it offers an opportunity for the whole family to spend a fun filled, but educational day at the Fort Bend County Museum, all at no cost. Last year’s Children’s Day was very successful with around 400 attendees. We would love to see even more at this year’s festival,” said Jessica Avery, Education Coordinator at the Museum.

Families will enjoy free admission to the Fort Bend Museum’s gallery and the Moore home. Other scheduled activities include face-painting, making paper pots and planting beans, learning about local wildlife, decorating cookies, spinning demonstrations, seeing a real cotton gin, rice mill and corn grinder, woodcarving, old-fashioned chores and a real archaeological dig. Don’t miss special performances of “The Story of the Lone Star State” by Houston’s InterActive Theatre Company at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Plus, the wildest petting zoo you can imagine with Brazos Bend State Park.

“We always look forward to having several organizations in Fort Bend County and the Houston area join us each year. Among those will be the volunteers from Brazos Bend State Park who will be bringing animals that the children can see, touch and even hold. I am told some of the more popular ones include baby alligators and snakes. Another crowd favorite is the InterActive Theater Company.  They’re a fun group of people and always put on a wonderful performance,” said Avery.

For more info on either event, please call the Fort Bend County Museum at (281) 342-6478. You can also email Claire Rogers at crogers@fortbendmuseum.org or Jessica Avery at javery@fortbendmuseum.org

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