Public Programs



At the Zimmer, we offer a FREE program every morning and afternoon! Click a date on the calendar in the sidebar or HERE to find out which fun activities are happening each day!




Mondays @ 3pm, in the Art Room
Lets see what fun shadows your little one can come up with as they play around with different shapes under the light!


Tuesdays and Fridays @ 11am, in the Mann Theater
This free treat is sure to get your little ones laughing and singing along with all your favorite classic children’s songs! Plus, every third Friday special guest singer, David Tobocman, joins us with his own top hits!


Tuesdays @ 3pm, in the Art Room
This FREE family program is open for all ages that incorporates a variety of mixed media art experiences allowing young children to experiment with color on a canvas larger than themselves!


Wednesdays @ 11am, in the Art Room
Explore stories, songs, and cuisines from around the world!


Wednesdays @ 3pm, in the Community Park
Lets get poppin’!


Thursdays @ 11am, in Bubbie’s Bookstore

This interactive story time is sure to keep the little ones entertained!


Thursdays@ 3pm
in the Community Park
Creations take flight in our wind tunnel at the Discovery Airport!



All Sunday drop-in programs run from 3:00pm-4:00pm and are FREE with paid admission.



 Wednesday, Sept 9 – Story & Art with PJ Library (3pm – 4pm)

Join us for a special PJ Library story time, followed by an art activity in our Art Studio! Today’s reading is about Rosh Hashanah. We will be reading I Say Shehechiyanu by Joanne Rocklin. When you’re a small child, life is a series of firsts – first steps, first words, first teeth, first show! Jewish tradition has a special prayer, the Shehechiyanu, that recognizes the importance of each and every first.



Sunday, Sept 13 – Rosh Hashanah: Celebrate a Sweet New Year at the Zimmer!
(Museum Hours: 12:30pm – 4pm)

Happy New Year!  It’s Rosh Hashanah, and the Zimmer Children’s Museum is the perfect place for a family celebration or to learn more about this holiday. Head over to the museum for a day of reflection and celebration as we welcome in a new year. There will be activities for the whole family, including paper shofars, apple stamping and honey hive prints for a sweet new year!  


Sunday, Sept 20 – Open Art: Happy Birthday Chihuly! (2pm – 4pm)

Artist Chihuly is best known for his glass sculptures of vibrant colors and organic shapes! Join us as we recreate his world famous pieces with upcycled and colorful art materials!


Monday, Sept 21 – Story & Art with PJ Library (11am – 12pm)

Join us for a special PJ Library story time, followed by an art activity in our Art Studio! Today’s reading is about Sukkot. We will be reading A Very Crowded Sukkah by Leslie Kimmelman. Ava’s family was getting ready to eat in their sukkah when it started to rain – so back inside they went. “Poor little sukkah,” thought Ava. “All alone in the rain.” But if you look closely, you’ll see that the sukkah isn’t very lonely after all.



Sunday, Sept 27 – Smithsonian Museum Day Live! FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION DAY
(Museum Hours 12:30pm – 4pm, early closure)

Together with Smithsonian Museums, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is excited to participate in this annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket… for free! To learn how to get your free museum admission tickets, click HERE!



Sunday, Oct 4 – Open Art: Autumn! (1pm – 3pm)

Join us for autumn themed art activities!


Sunday, Oct 11 – Second Sunday Concert: Music by Nathalia Palis (3pm)

Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Nathalia Palis returns with a vibrant musical collection of bilingual children’s songs!  From Rock to Cumbia, Lullabies to Reggaeton, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!


Sunday, Oct 18 Franklin Haynes Marionettes: The Princess and the Pirates (3pm)

Pirates juggling cannon balls, trapeze tricks, and an adventure to save Princess Rachel who is held captive on Skull Island!  Join us for a new and hilarious family friendly show, The Princess and the Pirates presented by Franklin Haynes Marionettes.  Will the princess be saved? Come find out!


Sunday, Oct 25 – Open Art: Monsters! (1pm – 3pm)

Silly three-eyed, fluffy or scaled with a purple striped tail!  Join us in our art studio as we create our own monsters!


Friday, Oct 30 – $1 off admission if your child comes in a costume!

Join us for autumn themed art activities!


Check our monthly calendar for more super awesome activities all week!

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The Zimmer Children's Museum's mission is to make a better society through interactive learning, creative self-expression and art experiences for children and families.We are dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. Read More

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