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Maisie O'Brien performing shadow puppets.

Photo by Katherine Fahey.

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Family Festival: Creature Features

Sunday, July 7,
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Calling all kid creatives! Meet mythical creatures from around the world on this fantastical day!

10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. | Art Kids Studio | South Vaulted Walkway
Unleash your wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts with all sorts of animal parts.

11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. | Pop-Up Studio with Kalila Jones | Great Stair Hall Balcony
Design your own mythical mash-up creature with a collage of textiles alongside Kalila Jones.

11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. | Meet the Creature | Learning & Engagement Center
Discover the science behind fantastical animal myths with bones and creature specimens from the Academy of Natural Sciences.

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. | Shadow Box Story Performance | Great Stair Hall
Enjoy a magical short story by artist and puppeteer, Maisie O’Brien, that captures the spectacle of shadow puppetry.

This event is part of the Art Kids Summer program series.

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