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

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 or on Facebook.