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Museum
918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

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Farm
28728 Green River Rd SE, Kent, WA 98030

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Phone: 253-288-7433
August 2018
Sat & Sun
Noon-5pm

Mary Olson Farm Open! Every Sat and Sun through August 26
Admission is FREE!
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cow, chickens, and mini donkeys and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved farms in King County! Open hours made possible by the Wyman Youth Trust.

1st
10:30-11:30


Hooked on History!
Stop by the Museum before the concert in Les Gove Park for free crafts and activities with a new theme each week! Free, no registration required. Hooked on History is made possible by the Wyman Youth Trust.


2nd
6-8pm


Late Play Date
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.


2nd
7pm


Native Storytelling
Roger Fernandes, Lower Elwha Band of the S'Klallam, incorporates song, dance, and tales from around the world in this captivating storytelling program. Free event, no registration required, but space is limited.


6-10
13-17

9am-Noon


Living History Camp
Kids ages 6 – 11 will explore the daily activities of farm life in the early 20th century. Activities include: caring for farm animals, working in the garden, finger weaving, archery, baking in a wood stove, playing historic games and more! $100 per child (Auburn resident), pre-registration required at www.auburnwa.gov


12th
2pm


Native Flute at the Farm
Gary Stroutsos plays native flute at the Farm. Free, no registration required.


18th
1pm


Hops in the Valley at the Farm
Learn about hops history with Museum Curator of Collections Hilary Pittenger and modern beer making with Arthur Cohn from Scamp Brewing. Free, no registration required.


25th
1-4pm


Poets on the Farm
Readings, writing and more with the Northwest Renaissance Poets. Free, no registration required.

September 2018

6th
6-8pm


Late Play Date - Big Foot Does Not Like Birthday Parties
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. This month come by at 6pm to hear author Eric Ode read his Big Foot book! Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.

15th
Noon-6pm


Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival at Mary Olson Farm
21 and up festival featuring some of the best brews and bands of the PNW. Hops & Crops is a fundraiser for the Farm's education programs. For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE.

20th
4-5pm


Story Club - Big Questions for Inquiring Young Minds
Sept 20, Oct 11 and Nov 8
Not all picture books are fairytales. Kids age  8 – 11 will engage in big questions with a snack, story time, discussion and exploration of a Museum exhibit. Free, more info at www.kcls.org   

September Book - The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco 

October 2018

4th
6-8pm


Late Play Date
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.

5th
6:30-10pm


Fall Railroad Lecture
Museum Open House 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Lecture and Slideshow 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Join us for an evening of railroad history and reminiscing! $5 adults/ $4 children and seniors, no registration required.

11th
4-5pm


Story Club - Big Questions for Inquiring Young Minds
Sept 20, Oct 11 and Nov 8
Not all picture books are fairytales. Kids age  8 – 11 will engage in big questions with a snack, story time, discussion and exploration of a Museum exhibit. Free, more info at www.kcls.org   

October Book -Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea by Toni Johnston

20th
6-10pm


Museum Tailgate for Education Dinner and Live and Silent Auction
For information on how you can attend this event please contact Rachael McAlister at rmcalister@auburnwa.gov

21st
Noon-2pm


Pollinator Gardens at Mary Olson Farm
Free program from the King Conservation District. More information coming this fall!

27th
2-5pm


BOO-seum!
Stop by the Museum during Trunk or Treat in Les Gove Park and take a tour with the lights out, when lots of friendly ghosts are roaming about! Free, no registration required.

November 2018

1st
6-8pm


Late Play Date - Special Sasquatch Snack & Paint!
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.

3rd
2pm


Creature Classification with the Point Defiance Zoo
Learn the characteristics that scientists use to classify the five animal bertebrate groups. Kids will participate in an activity to identify a mystery animal, and spend time examining pelts, skulls, feathers and skin and meet one of the Zoo's animal ambassadors! Kids ages 7 - 12, $6 per child. Click HERE to register.

8th
4-5pm


Story Club - Big Questions for Inquiring Young Minds
Sept 20, Oct 11 and Nov 8
Not all picture books are fairytales. Kids age  8 – 11 will engage in big questions with a snack, story time, discussion and exploration of a Museum exhibit. Free, more info at www.kcls.org   

November Book -The Peace Bell by Margi Preus

16-17th
7pm-8am


Overnight at the Museum - Museum Wizzarding School
Send your 7 – 12 year old on an overnight adventure with scavenger hunts, wand crafts, potion experiments and more! $35 per child. Click HERE to register.

December 2018

6th
6-8pm


Late Play Date - Special Visit w/ Santa!
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. Sponsored by the Robert Chinn Foundation.

8th
2pm


Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?
Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method, and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status as either Man-Ape or Myth. Lecture included with regular Museum admission or membership. Space is limited, click HERE to RSVP

14th
7-8:30pm


25 Years of Seattle Poetics Lab
Learn the unique history of Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) with an evening celebration including renowned guest speakers and poetry readings at the Museum.  SPLAB was founded by poet Paul Nelson right here in Auburn on December 14, 1993. Nelson hosted hundreds of radio interviews with local, regional and national poets while working to promote Cascadian poetry culture.  Free event, but space is limited. Click HERE to RSVP.

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