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New programs at the Children’s Museum combine science, arts and hands-on fun

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 10.54.46 AMWhether today's students go on to be artists, doctors or politicians, we know that the challenges their generation faces will demand creative solutions. To help kids explore their creative sides, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is introducing a new series of programs that combine science, art and lots of hands-on fun!

The programs, which will kick off in November, will feature the talents of local artist, Becky Hochhalter. Hochhalter is a self-taught, lifelong artist who has been creating art since childhood. Her works cover a variety of artistic mediums, including digital drawing, painting and illustration, traditional oil and acrylic painting and fine detailed pencil drawings, photography and faux finishes.

Hochhalter and the Museum are coming together to offer “Creative Factory” events and “WeeArt Workshops,” which will be offered at a variety of times for different age groups.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.02.18 AMDuring all of the workshops, kids will experience fun, hands-on science based experimentation and exploration while also creating cool works of art that they get to take home and enjoy! Snacks will be provided for participants. For the WeeArt Workshops, parent participation is required. Creative Factory events do not require parent participation, but parents are welcome to stay and participate alongside their children.

“We’re very passionate about STEM education and its importance, but we also see that arts education can play a critical role in growing capable scientists, app developers and statisticians,” said Lynn Hughes, executive director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. “Arts education fosters creativity, and that creativity is essential to innovation. It’s going to be exciting to watch that creative energy integrated with science lessons here at the Museum.”

To register for the Creativity Factory or WeeArtWorkshop events, click on the links above. To learn more about the programs, contact Rachael Nickel at 812-235-5548 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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THCM and Wabash Valley Girls Softball League host Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance LogoThe bond between a girl and her father is not just special, it is crucial. It is often the first male-female relationship in a girl’s life and can form the foundation for how she approaches her future relationships with men. The Terre Haute Children’s Museum and the Wabash Valley Girls Softball League recognize the importance of this relationship, and they are celebrating it with an evening to remember.

Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles and father figures are invited to treat their little sweethearts to an evening of dress-up, hors d'oeuvres,dancing, live entertainment and fun when the Terre Haute Children's Museum and the Wabash Valley Girls Softball League host a Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Terre Haute Children's Museum.

Advance tickets for the event are $35 for a father/daughter couple and $10 for each additional daughter. Individuals and organizations can also support the event by serving as an Angel Sponsor for those fathers and daughters who need financial assistance to attend the event. 

Additional sponsorship and partnership opportunities are also avaialble. Click HERE for tickets!  For more information, contact Lynn Hughes at 812-235-5548 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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