Museum Celebrates Birthday with ‘The New Little Red Riding Hood’ and a Unicorn Princess
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Hip Hip Hurray! The Woodlands Children’s Museum is celebrating its 11th birthday! On Friday, July 9, 2021, museum visitors will be able to experience an award-winning theater performance, meet a unicorn princess, create a paper cupcake art project, enjoy story time, and share some birthday cake on this special day.
Incorporated in 2001 as a nonprofit organization, the museum moved to the Panther Creek Village Center in 2010 and celebrates its anniversary in this location each year. Serving families throughout the Houston metro area, the museum has grown during this time to serve over 120,000 guests in an average year. Focused primarily on learning through play for children ages 7 and under, the museum offers hands-on exhibits, workshops, events and cultural performances, field trips, birthday parties, and more.
“We have grown so much during our 11 years in Panther Creek and we look forward to celebrating with the children and families we serve,” stated Angela Colton, the museum’s Executive Director. “This year, we are excited to welcome a performing artist from the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster and also a princess visit. It’s wonderful to be able to offer these experiences to the community.”
Storybook Theatre of Texas is an award-winning traveling children’s theater based in New Braunfels. They are a member of the Texas Touring Artists and will visit the museum on July 9 to present two performances of The New Little Red Riding Hood. This family-friendly performance features the Big Bad Wolf as a retired caretaker of the forest and the audience will be able to meet his daughter Wanda Wolf, Granny Red, and forest animals Slinky, Bandit and Hoppy. Performances will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The museum received a partial grant from Texas Commission on the Arts to help fund the performance and is thankful for their support of children’s theater.
Also at the birthday celebration, children can meet a unicorn princess on stage at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., and 2:45 p.m. for photo opportunities. At 12:00 p.m., a special story time reading of Happy Birthday, Cupcake! by Terry Border will take place, delighting guests with this whimsical story that features food items as characters. Throughout the day, children can create paper cupcakes with museum staff in the Muse Art Bar. A small piece of birthday cake, generously donated by H-E-B, will also be shared with guests as they exit the museum while quantities last.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is open for extended summer hours, including Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for the popular birthday celebration at www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org. A limited number of tickets will be sold to provide families with a safe and enjoyable experience. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and children over age one. Museum admission includes birthday celebration activities.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located in the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded out of a desire to meet the community’s proven need for a positive environment where children and their families can learn, play, and make special memories throughout the year. At the museum, fun and learning go hand in hand, whether children are creating art, singing along to a musical performance or conducting a science experiment. The museum also has made it a priority to bring children multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences that celebrate cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Programs frequently are delivered in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, always with the goal of making a positive difference in the life of a child. For more information, visit www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.