Plants and pets at Coastal Children's Museum

May 22, 2014
Photo by: Megan Rogers Seedlings sprouting will be planted in the new Coastal Community Garden May 31.

Rockland — Saturday, May 31, Coastal Children’s Museum has a full schedule of springtime fun. In the morning from 11 a.m. to noon, museum visitors and volunteers will be planting the new Coastal Community Garden and at 2 p.m. visitors will get to greet and meet some furry friends from Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County.

The Coastal Community Garden grew out a collaboration between the Coastal Children’s Museum and the Good Tern Co-Op in Rockland that has developed year round programming focused on healthy food and building community. Last month they planted seeds which have been getting bigger and bigger and now need a little more room for their roots. Starting at 11 a.m., the planting will begin, inch-by-inch and row-by-row. Bring your play clothes and your trowels and let’s get growing.

At 2 p.m., museum visitors will be treated to a visit by some kittens from Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County where a volunteer will be on hand to talk about safe handling of pets, and pet care and answering any questions children and their families have about animal care and adopting a new family member. Be prepared for the cuteness as you may meet a new member of your family!

Both workshops are included in the price of admission and open to all visitors to the museum. For more information, call the museum at 596-0300 or email info@coastalchildrensmuseum.org.

Located in Sharp’s Point South at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland, Coastal Children’s Museum is a 502 (c)(3) profit dedicated to providing an opportunity for children ages 2 to 9 to explore, discover and learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s coast. More events and information can be found at coastalchildrensmuseum.org or on Facebook.

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