Bronx Children's Museum
2020 Public Festivals Report
Waters On the Go! is housed in the museum’s eye-catching purple bus called Museum-On-the Go. The exhibit described below is part of a comprehensive educational environmental program aligned with the core standards including beautiful educator resources and a suitcase exhibit.
The program is used to teach children about water, the flora and fauna that live along both waterways, and the Native American Siwanoy who used to live in the Bronx. In addition to bus visits, Museum Educators and Teaching Artists also traveled to and participated in public festivals with mobile suitcase exhibits and art activities.
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Children learn how to test water for salinity at one of BxCM's public festivals
Children create masks of Bronx animals during a festival
Children learn about circuits by creating their own LED animals
“City of Science in the Bronx this past Sunday was a huge success. We had a new record at Lehman College - 4,500 people. It was a packed and exciting day and made possible and inspirational by your participation. We couldn't do it without you. Thank you for spending your day with us and so many science-happy families. Thank you again for your love of science and bringing it to life for others.” — Caroline Gelb and the WSF City of Science Team, World Science Festival
In response to the prohibition on public gatherings beginning in March 2020, BxCM produced a series of 44 bite-sized activities for families and the general public. The resulting program, KidBits, was accessible to the general public through the Museum's website, monthly newsletter, and social media platforms.
Music Mondays: Grit
Dream Big Tuesdays: Fingerpainting
Animal Encounter Wednesdays: Snakes III
Bronx Time Thursdays: Nature Patterns
Fun Fact Fridays: Horseshoe Crabs
KidBits Promotional Flyer
KidBits webpage: www.bronxchildrensmuseum.org/kidbits