Kids Culture 08.14.14

Smoke and Mystery

The Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour will materialize at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday with shows at 1 and 5 p.m. The show, according to the museum, “combines rare and original illusions from around the world with award-winning, jaw-dropping magic.” It is geared to those 5 and up. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for kids, and $14 and $11 for members.

An arts and crafts workshop focusing on an op-art project will precede the show at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members.


Circus Camp

Want to learn to juggle, walk a tightrope, or just clown around? The National Circus Project will lead a circus camp for kids 8 to 12 Monday through next Thursday at the Montauk Playhouse. Campers will gather each day from 1 to 5 p.m. to learn circus skills and can take part in a National Circus Project performance next Thursday at 7 p.m. The camp costs $150, $100 per additional sibling, and includes two tickets to next Thursday’s show. Tickets to the show alone cost $15.


Frogs, Toads, and Bugs

Kids 4 and older can learn about “frogs that stick, toads that fizz, and bugs that hiss and sing” during a nature program tomorrow from 2 to 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. At the end of the free program, demonstrators will inflate a giant science weather balloon.

“The Happy Clam Show,” an interactive music adventure for kids 2 and older who have completed the Read-to-Me summer reading club, will be at the library on Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. On Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m., kids 4 and older can create wise owl luminaries from Chinese lanterns, card stock, and other materials.


Rock for Kids

Suzi Shelton will take her lively interactive pop-rock to the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $17, or $15 for members, in advance, and $20 at the door. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The rain date is Wednesday.

Sunday brings a free story time with Sima from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


“Danes Are Great!”

Victor Joseph, the author of “Danes Are Great! Follow the Adventures of Brando and Kruger,” will read from his book during a story time at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center. A coloring activity will follow, and refreshments will be served. The center is at 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.


Making Brushbots

What do you get when you mix a toothbrush head with a tiny motor? A brushbot, of course. On Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, kids 6 to 9 can make their own brushbots while learning about simple robotics. There is a $4 materials fee for the program.