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The museum and the museum store are temporarily closed until further notice, as part of Maryland state measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. You may read the full details of the museum response to COVID-19 mitigation here, along with information on rescheduling your private rental or receiving a refund if you registered for a public program.

Build a new animal using our recycled 'cool trash' and hot glue.
Weekend Walk-In: Create a Critter - Cancelled
Saturday, April 4 • 1pm-4pm $5 plus museum admission

Build a new animal using our recycled "cool trash" and hot glue.

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Join us for hands-on, drop-in art making workshops, themed around our permanent collection and current exhibition.
Spring Break Make & Take Workshop: Critter Crayons - Cancelled
Wednesday, April 8 $5 (museum admission not included)

Drop by our classroom between 1-4pm. Recycle old crayons and create a new coloring critter. Don’t worry, we will do the melting!

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Join us for hands-on, drop-in art making workshops, themed around our permanent collection and current exhibition.
Spring Break Make & Take Workshop: Night Light Luminaries - Cancelled
Thursday, April 9 $5 (museum admission not included)

Drop by our classroom between 1-4pm. Decorate an old glass jar with tissue paper and random fun!

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Join us for hands-on, drop-in art making workshops, themed around our permanent collection and current exhibition.
Spring Break Make & Take Workshop: Silly Succulent - Cancelled
Friday, April 10 $5 (museum admission not included)

Drop by our classroom between 1-4pm. Let's get green! Layer lots of dirt, rocks and a succulent in a recycled vase and decorate.

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Be a part of the 22nd annual Kinetic Sculpture Race!
Kinetic Sculpture Race Volunteer Meeting (Option 1) - Cancelled
Tuesday, April 14 6:30pm–8:30pm

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few...to help in the annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory.

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Be a part of the 22nd annual Kinetic Sculpture Race!
Kinetic Sculpture Race Volunteer Meeting (Option 2) - Cancelled
Saturday, April 25 10am – 12pm

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few...to help in the annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory.

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AVAM's 22nd Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
22nd Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 1, 2021 • All Day | Race starts 10am! • FREE • Begins & ends at AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)

This race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art, designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep harbor waters, is rescheduled for May 1, 2021.

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Weekend Walk-In: Story Cloth - Cancelled
Saturday, May 9 1pm - 4pm

Inspired by Esther Krinitz’s sewn tapestries as seen in our exhibition "Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family," tell your own story with cloth & baubles -- no sewing required!

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Weekend Walk-In: Beaded Bee
Saturday, June 6 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bedzaale your own bumble bee with sparkles from our treasure trove.

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Mosaics with Rick Shelley
Saturday, June 13 • 10am–4pm $110, $85 AVAM Members

A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art.

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Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, July 25 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own flashies: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such.

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