Extreme Mammals!

During my time in the education department here at the Field, my goal has been to get my hand in AS MANY things as possible! School programming, family programming, teen programing, public programming – the works! This weekend, the Crown Family PlayLab hosted a family event called “Authors and Artists” that was all about Extreme Mammals (based off our current traveling exhibit Extreme Mammals). A local artist constructed a giant mammal for kids to paint, we made soft sculptures out of fabrics and recyclable materials, and I was put in charge of story time! Check it out!

A local artist constructed this wooden sculpture of a mammal found in the exhibit upstairs and assisted visitors as they painted it throughout the event

“Soft sculptures” of extreme mammals let children create there own animals out of fabrics and recyclable materials

One of our younger visitors discovers her inner artist!

It’s story time in the Story Book Nook! That’s me, intern extraordinaire, reading from Steven Jenkins “Actual Size”


About catebay

Informal educator working in the world of art. Interests in public programming and community advocacy. Loves learning about people, collecting blue mason jars, and consuming Swedish fish.
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One Response to Extreme Mammals!

  1. Kaitlin says:

    Hi, my name is Kaitlin and I work in the Education Department at a history museum that is getting Extreme Mammals later in the fall. I would love to hear what other activities for Extreme Mammals that you had for families, or if there’s any activities/resources you had for students to use when they visited the exhibit.



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