OAKHURST — All girls, boys and good little ghouls are welcome to come out and play this Saturday at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS).
Volunteers will be hosting a fall craft class on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. – noon. Children are invited to paint clay spiders and animals, while enjoying “hands on learning,” say organizers. This class is free with admission or membership.
Open year round, the Children’s Museum of the Sierra offers young people ages 2 – 12 and their families the opportunity to explore, imagine, create, make choices and learn by doing. This museum has not only become a popular place where teachers, parents and community members can assist and interact with children in a positive environment, it’s also a popular destination for many vacation itineraries. The 4,000-square foot museum is a fascination station for all to enjoy.
Not a collecting museum in the traditional sense, CMOS uses teaching collections, providing objects to be handled, learned from and explored by the inquisitive participants. The museum was founded in 1995 by a group of parents and individuals interested in bringing specialized programs to young people of the mountain community. The hands-on exhibits can be categorized as teaching scientific principles or allowing the child to learn about the world around them through dramatic play or artistic expression.