Welcome to Virtual Little Wonders. This month, we're looking to the sky to investigate the moon, stars, and outer space. 

Want a little help gathering the materials? We now have Little Wonders activity kits, available for pick-up at the museum starting Wednesday, September 16. Kits are $5 each; MNCH members are entitled to two free kits each month; discounted kits are available to Oregon Trail or other EBT card holders. Supplies are limited and kits are available on a first- come, first-served basis.  Pick up your kit Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., and while you're here, be sure to check out the replica of Tomanowos (or the Willamette Meteorite) to get ready for our outer space adventure.

Questions about kit availability? Contact the museum at 541-346-3024.

Enjoying the Virtual Little Wonders programs? Have a suggestion for us? Provide your feedback through this short survey for a chance to win a free activity kit! Each month, one winner will be randomly selected to receive a Little Wonders activity kit in the mail.

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VIDEO

Welcome!
In this 5-minute video, museum educator Robyn teaches us about the planets, shows a replica of Tomanowos, the largest meteorite ever found in North America, and gives an overview the crafts and activities we're featuring this month.

 

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VIDEO

Story time
Watch and listen to the story, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly What You Are, by Julia Kregenow, read with permission from Sourcebooks.

 

Star Drawing

CRAFT 

Connecting the Stars
A constellation is a group of stars. Create your own constellations using this step-by-step guide.

Sensory Activity
ACTIVITY

Outer Space Sensory Bin
Children can use their senses and creativity to explore materials in this space-themed sensory bin. Here's how to put one together.

Constellation viewer
CRAFT

Constellation Viewer
Make your own constellations to view any time of day or night. Get started with this easy guide and constellation template.

Solar system mobile
CRAFT

Solar System Mobile
Learn the order of the planets in our solar system using these simple instructions. Download and print the template.

Looking for more activities? View past Virtual Little Wonders and check out our Explore from Home page for lots more family fun!

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