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Member Bumble Bee Ball

May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Members swarm the museum for an un-bee-lievable party!

Museum members, join us for a special springtime party celebrating everything having to do with bees! Bees are important partners in our gardens and farms and they’re also super fun. Admission includes a whole hive of bee-themed activities designed to inspire the scientist or gardener in every kid, and the evening will finish with a waggle-dance party!

  • Storybook reading of Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski – multiple readings so every little larva has a chance to see the pictures
  • Collaborative Art – Just like how bees work together to create their hive, we’ll work together to create a new piece of art to be displayed in our newly renovated rooftop, when it reopens in a week.
  • Wildflower Seed Bombs – support native pollinators by starting guerrilla gardens with DIY seed bombs
  • Pollinator Challenge Scavenger Hunt –  sustain your hive by finding “pollen” all over the museum
  • Honey Snacks – bees, bears, and kids — everyone loves honey! Choose your favorite snack and dip or drizzle honey for a yummy treat. (We’ll have another sweet alternative for babies under 1.)
  • Flower Power in the Art Studio – Craft a flower pretty enough to fool any bee and other bee-themed crafts
  • Bee Ball Dance Party – We’ll finish the evening with a dance party featuring the music of the Queen B herself: Bee-yonce

We are now charging a small fee for member-only events.  Proceeds from events will offset a portion of the cost of putting them on and help to make the events available to more members by reducing the recent trend of one-day (or less) sellouts, long waiting lists, and high no-show rates. 

Get tickets now!

  • General Members – $5 for adults and children
  • Family Access Members – $1 for adults and children

A full list of activities is coming soon.

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The Sparkler Cafe will be open during this event offering pizza, mac-n-cheese, and Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

This event is open to current museum members only.
Due to the popularity of this event, and to ensure that as many of our members are able to attend as possible, we will not be opening ticket sales to non-member guests. 

If you register and discover you cannot attend, please email us as soon as possible so we can admit someone off of the wait-list.


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