Outdoor Program: Summer Storytime

June 25, 2021 | Two Sessions 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Program Description:  Join us as we explore and celebrate “The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: the True Story of Alan Bean” by Dean Robins and Sean Rubin.

As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes. When he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw.

Our story will be followed by a hands-on activity.

This program is for children ages 3-4 and space is limited.

Cost:  MHCM Members: FREE; non-members $4 per child

Please Note:  The main museum building remains closed at this time due to COVID-19.  This special socially distanced outdoor program will be held in MHCM’s open-air waterfront pavilion.  Social distancing will be enforced and stringent cleaning protocols will be in place.  Space is limited to 20 groups of 2-3 people (including adults).  Each group will be assigned to a separate workstation to ensure appropriate social distancing.  Face masks are required of all participants – no exceptions.  Pre-registration is required.  No walk-ins.


Summer Storytime Session 1 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am  SOLD OUT

CLICK HERE to register for Summer Storytime Session 2 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm