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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

FREE Family Festival of Discovery

Saturday, October 22, 2011
10:00 AM–04:00 PM

What happens when you combine curiosity with creativity? Find out at The Walters! Join us for a festival that celebrates the connections between art, science, math and play! Learn about inventions created by artists, discover how scientists and artists have used art to answer questions and solve puzzles, and explore how creativity in one field can influence discoveries or breakthroughs in another. Try your hand at creating your own inventions and making experimental art projects! Play with color, light and a giant Bright Ideas Brain! Plus, enjoy FREE admission to see the special exhibitions, Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes and Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia. Come early to receive a special giveaway.


10 am Animated Shorts: Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants
11 am Jali-D performs Rhythm & Rhymes for Young Minds
12 pm Animated Shorts: Here Come the 123s by They Might Be Giants
1 pm Tim Latta performs Motion 360
3 pm GRAND FINALE: MatheMagic!, starring Bradley Fields

10 am-4 pm Spiro-String Art & Geodesic Domes & Inventions, Family Art Center
10 am-3 pm Terrific Tesselations, Level 2 Lobby
           AlphaDoodle Puzzles, Level 2 Lobby
           Secret Messages, Level 4 Lobby

10 am-3 pm Come to the Museum Science Fair! Sculpture Court, Level 2A
Share your thoughts with the Bright Ideas Brain! Particpate in Fun Physics and
Spotlight on Color activities. Be inspired by Eco ‘Zines created by students from all over the Baltimore area. Create your own DIY Palimpsest! Examine microscopic pink cells with the Halo-Ed Project. Count aloud with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. Meet Museum
Conservators and Scientists. Uncover lost art and win a prize in our Hide & Seek & Find!

12:30-4 pm Talk with a Conservator about investigating artwork with light, Conservation Window, Level 4

Meet Waltee! Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!

Family Programs are made possible by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. This event is Free Fall Baltimore event.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: The Walters Art Museum occasionally photographs Family Programs activities for future promotional purposes. If you do not want your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing. Did we take your picture? Look for festival pictures posted on our Flickr page,

*Courtesy of Walt Disney Records

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