Family Day & Kid’s Shopping at Bennington Museum
Families are invited to come to the Bennington Museum on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to enjoy craft activities, a gallery hunt and more. Some activities require a small additional fee, up to $3, but many are free. You can even visit with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m.
Thanks to the donations of friends of the museum, we are pleased to offer a special shopping experience, just for kids. The Children’s Shopping Boutique is for children, ages 4 to 12; shoppers’ helpers will be on hand to help children pick out presents for their friends and family members. Gifts range in price from $1 to $7. Free gift-wrapping and gift tags are included.
For the adults, there will be plenty to see and enjoy. When you have finished exploring the vignettes and traditional decorations, and while the children are busy in the Children’s Shopping Boutique, indulge yourself in a little shopping of your own. Our gift shop has items for every budget, plus coffee and tea to warm you up. Specializing in Vermont-made products, the Museum Shop offers unique items not found at other locations. Enjoy one-day-only specials.
Be among the first to see the community-created vignettes and enjoy the museum while it is all dressed up for the holiday season. Remember to visit the Children’s Forest; students from classrooms in Bennington, Shaftsbury, Woodford, North Bennington and Pownal have worked hard to decorate the miniature trees on display in the Center Gallery on the second floor. For $1, you can purchase a chance to win the tree of your choice. Winners will be drawn and notified on Wednesday, December 18. Every year the children come up with creative new ideas, so be sure to visit their exhibit. Admission is $3 for everyone on Family Day. Any child that donates a personal care item is admitted at no charge; the discount applies to those under 18, but adults are welcome to bring a donation too.) These items will be going to BROC in Bennington – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont since 1947.