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$12 Adults/FREE for Members*

Child Pricing
$5 Kids 12 & under/FREE for kids of Family Level Members* and above

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Monday, December 25, 2017
Museum hours: 10 am - 5 pm
Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in your own blank and join us for our annual day of family fun.

The Museum is open. The galleries are warm. All we need is you to get the party started. Join us for crafts, storytime, live music with Emmy Award-wining Alex & the Kaleidoscope, and more! Full schedule of activities below.

Sponsored by the Robert Saligman Jewish Heritage Fund
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Schedule of Activities
Alex & the Kaleidoscope
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm

Live music from Emmy Award-winning Alex & the Kaleidoscope will get the whole family on the dance floor
(Each set is approximately 30 - 45 minutes)

Drop-in Art Project
10 am - 3 pm

Use collage to create your own Hamsa* with mixed media artist and educator Fran Gallun

Comedy for Kids
Morning, times TBA

Tickle your funny bone with stand-up comedy from returning funny man, The Great Holtzie
(Best for ages 5+)

Face Painting, Balloon Art
10 am - 3 pm

10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Kids: grab an adult, pull up a carpet tile, and gather 'round for Storytime!

Fun Films for the Whole Family
The Three Stooges, Marx Brothers, and more throughout the day — details coming soon

You can also enjoy make-and-take crafts, a quieter game room when you need some down time, and more than 360 years of American Jewish History, of course! Includes current special exhibitions.

Pop into one of the best Museum stores around • All Day
Located on the 1st floor

Important Reminders

  • That’s right – you may BRING YOUR OWN FOOD this year. (No alcohol, please)
  • There will be family-style seating in the 5th floor event space as always, and of course – please no food or drink in the galleries.
  • The snack stand located within the Museum Store will have a small assortment of kosher packaged goods such as cheese sticks, yogurt, and granola bars, as well as coffee and tea for purchase in case you need a nibble.
  • There will NOT be an additional food vendor this year
  • Kashrut: The Museum snack bar is vegetarian and dairy and not under Rabbinical supervision.

Strollers are permitted in the Museum but indoor stroller parking will be available. You may find that navigating the galleries will be more comfortable without a stroller so please plan accordingly.

* What is a hamsa?
The word hamsa comes from the word for “five” (as in, five fingers) in both Hebrew and Arabic. It’s a palm-shaped symbol, or charm, popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa and you often see this shape in jewelry and wall-hangings.

You can usually find the symbol of an eye in the hamsa, which is believed to provide defense against evil by many religions, including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.