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Museum Events, Online, Kids (age 5–12), Programs

Fall Family Day: Animal Art Adventure

1:00 pm
3:00 pm


Join MAM for a fun-filled virtual family festival in this animal art adventure! Meet artist Federico Uribe, who will be joining us from Miami. Take a peek inside his creative studio and hear about his process in making Plastic Coral Reef, currently on view at MAM. Explore Spineless, the newest exhibit at New York Aquarium focusing on jellyfish, and enjoy a live animal encounter to learn more about invertebrate species and how you can protect marine wildlife. Enjoy a puppet performance with Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Wildlife Storytime with Montclair Public Library, and make your own marionettes and jellyfish from recycled materials with a MAM art educator live over the Zoom platform. 

This program is geared towards children ages 5-12 with their adult companions, but all ages are welcome. Families will need to have a computer, tablet or phone with internet and access to Zoom, and will receive an email confirmation with the event link after registration. Participants will also need to provide their own materials, which will be listed on our website in advance. 

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Schedule of Events 

1 p.m. – Meet Federico Uribe and see his Plastic Coral Reef

1:20 p.m. – Tour NY Aquarium Spineless exhibit and encounter a live marine animal

1:40 p.m. – Make your own Jellyfish from recycled materials with Ms. Peg

2 p.m. – Enjoy a Puppet Performance with Bob Baker Marionette Theater

2:25 p.m. – Create your own Marionette from recycled materials with Ms. Nanci

2:45 – Wildlife Storytime with Montclair Public Library


Please have your materials handy:

Jellyfish Project

  • Domed Plastic Salad Bowl, Plastic Pint-sized Container or Plastic Plate
  • Assorted Paper, Fabric, Yarn, Plastic Bags or anything else that can be cut into strips
  • Scissors
  • Assorted Duct Tape


Marionette Project

  • Paper Towel or TP Tubes
  • Colorful Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Tape
  • String
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Pipe Cleaners
Member Price
Free for Family members and above
Non-Member Price
$12 per family
Event Type
Event Format
Special Pricing Info

Become a MAM Family member to attend this event and more family programs for free! 

Kids (age 5–12)