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Story Stretchers

Story Stretchers are the museum's open-ended, story-based programs with follow-up Clubhouse activities. These programs are designed for families with children ages 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. One adult is required for every four children attending. Younger and older children are welcome to attend along with the 2-5 year olds. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as space is limited, call 717-569-5437. Free with regular admission to Hands-on House.

Block City

By Robert Stevenson
Join our young "city builder" on a block building adventure where a young boy's imagination encourages listeners to build and dream a "Block City" of their very own.

Tuesday, February 21
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Wednesday, February 22
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Clink

By Kelly DiPucchio
Kids love robots and they love Clink, the misfit robot that used to be state-of-the-art but now is out of date with missing parts. What is Clink to do? He almost gives up until the day he spies a boy who just might be the right one for him.

Tuesday, February 28
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Wednesday, March 1
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

RAYBOT

By Adam F. Watkins
Every robot needs a friend. Where do you think a robot can find a puppy to be his best friend? The country? The jungle? Deep in the ocean? Somewhere in the world there must be an animal that goes "bark!" Come find out as we travel around the world with RAYBOT.

Tuesday, March 7
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Wednesday, March 8
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Dragons Love Tacos

By Adam Rubin
Did you know dragons love tacos? Buckets and buckets of tacos. Find out what red-hot trouble the dragons get themselves into when they eat tacos with red-hot salsa.

Tuesday, March 14
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Wednesday, March 15
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato

By Lauren Child
Lola is a fussy eater. There are many things Lola won't eat, including – and – especially tomatoes. Or will she? Find out what makes her change her mind.

Tuesday, March 21
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Wednesday, March 22
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Secret Pizza Party

By Adam Rubin
Can you keep a secret? We are throwing a secret pizza party for a raccoon and you're invited.

Tuesday, March 28
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Wednesday, March 29
11:30am to 12:15pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm