Upcoming Events

Fri, July 03

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us on Friday July 3rd for "Bristol Shows Its Colors" with American flag weaving honoring Betsy Ross, as well as with art provocations and ongoing activies throughout the summer! We will be closed on Saturday July 4th!

Sat, July 04

Time: 10:00 am

We will be closed on Saturday July 4th. Enjoy celebrating our country with family and friends!

Tue, July 07

Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

July is National Ice Cream Month!

Enjoy a single scoop sugar cone for $1.00 or order our special extreme icecream treat! Create icecream inspired art and make your way through our "Carry the Cone Challange". 

Thu, July 09

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Investigate the unique characteristics of insects as we hover, hiss and hop. 

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be onsite during workshop, particpation is optional. Registration required.

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Sun, July 12

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am






 On the second Sunday of each month Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is open an hour early from 10-11am for children with special needs and their families.


In addition to multisensory interactive exhibits, which invite children to touch, discover and create, the museum will be transformed into a sensory friendly environment with modified lighting and sound adjustments. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible and equipped with an elevator.

At 11am the museum opens to the general public.

Reduced admission is $5 per person.

Tue, July 14

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Travel the world, see amazing sites, make music and learn a dance! 

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art.

Adult must be onsite during workshop, particpation is optional. 

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)


Thu, July 16

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

Celebrate culutres through the art of making masks. 

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be onsite during workshop, particpation is optional. 

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Tue, July 21

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn to select, store and prepare blueberries with Bristol Pediatric Center, a participating practice of ProHealth Physicians, during their Healthy Me program. Enjoy creating and tasting a fresh summer treat! 

Sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 

Thu, July 23

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Bake a sweet treat and top it off with hand-made ice cream. 

Workshops are for ages 3-8, and are designed to encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Registration is required. Adult must be on site, participation is optional. 

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Fri, July 24

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 Join us for merry making as part of the Picaroon Princess Crew! We'll sing songs as we sail the high seas alongside captain, first mate and purser. Pack up your pirate gear, chairs, blankets and some grub for the adventure! Grub will also be available to purchase from food trucks parked on site. 


$10/family (up to four people, $3/extra person) 

Reservation required

Tue, July 28

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Using authentic clay tools, learn to seam, score, smooth and vent your very own sculpture!

Workshops are for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. 

Thu, July 30

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Manipulate wire and assorted materials into a free-hanging work of art. 

Workshops are for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be on site, participation is optional. Registration required.

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Wed, August 05

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

As a Partner in Play, we have an abundance to let your creativity loose on. To enter, send a phot of your photo of your build. For more information visit www.imaginationplayground/build-a-thon.html  

Thu, August 06

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Experince water play as we investigate life in & around a pond. 

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be onsite, participation is optional. Registration required. 

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Sat, August 08

Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Get wet and wacky in the water all day long in our outdoor learning park! 

Tue, August 11

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Design a character, create a story and perform the leading role! 

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be onsite, participation is optional. Registration required. 

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Wed, August 12

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 The culmination to a year of inquisitive and imaginative learning. ! 

Thu, August 13

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Author, Donna LeBlanc will join us to share book one of Exploratons of Commander Josh "In Space." Four story sessions will take place, one half hour each. 

Fri, August 14

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Who are you? Tell a story through the costume of your character. 

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be onsite, participation is optional. Registration required. 

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Sat, August 15

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join staff, volunteers and community partners for family fun outdoors with an obstacle course, art station, activities and games. 

Tue, August 18

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Test your muscle strength trhou exercises and moving objects. 

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be onsite, participation is optional. Registration required. 

$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Wed, August 19

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Head outdoors for field day, complete with bounce house, games, activities and face painting. 

Free for memebers. $5/person for non-members. Museum admission is not included. 

Fri, August 21

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In chef hats and aporns, you're ready to prepare, cook and enjoy pizza kebabs!

Workshops for ages 3-8, encourage and support literacy, music, science and art. Adult must be onsite, participation is optional. Registration required.
$10/child/workshop (museum admission is additional)

Mon, August 24

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Museum Closed

Refresh, renew, revitalize... that's our mission throughout the week. Staff sets to work on messy projects and attends to etails in classrooms and museum studios. The Early Learning Center re-opens Monday, August 31st. The Museum re-opens Wednesday September 2nd. 

Mon, September 07

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Museum closed in observation of Labor Day.

Fri, September 18

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Enjoy entertainment, make a birthday hat, decorate a cupcake and take home a balloon! 

Thu, September 24

Time: 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Visit your child's classroom and participate in the Parent Advocacy Lunch (PAC). 

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