ROCKLAND — In conjunction with Rockland’s Festival of Lights Saturday, Nov. 26, the Farnsworth Art Museum presents the 17th annual Share the Wonder Celebration. Share the Wonder returns to its in-person format, and features a full schedule of events and activities for children and families throughout the museum campus. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., all the museum galleries are open to the public, and museum admission is free of charge for the entire day.

The Farnsworth Art Museum invites children and families to join in celebrating the native and enduring industries of Maine in this edition of Share the Wonder. The many activities for all ages include art making, a book signing with Pulitzer-prize winning author Barbara Walsh, a touch tank provided by the Herring Gut Coastal Science Center, a scavenger hunt throughout the galleries, live music, doughnut holes from The Only Doughnut in Belfast, and a nautical CedarWorks climbing structure.

The schedule of events is as follows:

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Herring Gut Coastal Science Center touch tank outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Art-based scavenger hunt throughout the museum galleries.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Art Making: Make and take home your own lobster hat in the Farnsworth Library.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — CedarWorks’ Ship Ahoy climbing structure outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Belfast-based The Only Doughnut doughnut holes (while available) outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
10:30 a.m. to Noon — Live Music: Bennett Konesni of the Worksong Project singing work songs and shanties outdoors in the Farnsworth Green.
1 to 2 p.m. — Book talk and book signing by Barbara Walsh, author of “The Lobster Lady: Maine’s 102-year old Legend” with special guest appearance by illustrator Shelby J. Crouse in the Farnsworth Auditorium.
1 to 2 p.m. — Make and take home your own seaside lanterns in the Gamble Education Center on the corner of Union and Grace Streets.

The book signing with Pulitzer-prize winning author Barbara Walsh in the museum auditorium has very limited seating and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Walsh will discuss her book “The Lobster Lady,” an inspiring story about Virginia Oliver, the world’s oldest lobster catcher. Walsh, who also authored the Jamie Wyeth-illustrated book “Sammy in the Sky,” will be joined by illustrator Shelby J. Crouse. The Farnsworth is partnering with the Rockland Historical Society to present the author and her story.

Share the Wonder at the Farnsworth Art Museum is made possible through the generous support of The Wyeth Foundation. For more information, visit