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Boston Children's Museum readies for the holidays

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Whether it is to entertain your own kids or house guests from out of town, The Boston Children's Museum offers a diverse lineup of activities for the holidays. Here is a sampling.

Dec. 21: It is Critter Day on Saturday, Dec. 21, when small wild cats will enthuse children ages 6 and up. Presented by Jungle Encounters, the show will entertain as it educates children about the many species of small felines in the wild. Shows begin at 11:15 a.m. and 12.15 p.m., with free tickets given away an hour before each program.

Dec. 22 to Jan. 1: The Boston Children's Museum will bring back its Recycle Shop for 10 days, beginning Dec. 22., when children will get to transform reusable materials into works of art. For inspiration, stop by the "Art in Recycling" exhibit, which features sculptures made from wax, wood, and bottles, made by local artist Fay Chandler.

Dec. 26: The Museum opens itself exclusively to children with special needs on Dec. 26 from 8-10 a.m. The Morningstar Access Program makes it possible for children with special needs to explore the Museum with minimal disruptions.

Dec. 27: KidsJam on Friday, Dec. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., is a family-friendly way to enjoy a pre-New Year's dance bash with little ones. Boston Children’s Museum BNY Mellon CityACCESS Youth Leaders will host the event, which will include a live DJ and dance battles.

For the complete listing of events, visit The Boston Children's Museum website.

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