Mother’s Day Weekend at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

By: Susan Love Fitss
| Published 05/06/2019


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Mother’s Day weekend will be packed with fun and special moments at The Woodlands Children’s Museum, from an ice cream social and a visiting silhouette artist to a chance to hang out with a BIG RED DOG named Clifford? for the very last time.

Celebrate Mom and say Bone-Voyage to Clifford? May 10-11

Activities will take place Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

In honor of its final few days to host the Adventures with Clifford The Big Red DogTM exhibit, The Woodlands Children’s Museum is hosting a “Bone-Voyage, Clifford!” celebration Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. Children can visit with Clifford, participate in a scavenger hunt and create postcards for Clifford’s departure.

At 11 a.m. May 10, the museum will present a special Storybook Theatre reading of Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day by Norman Bridwell.

“Our activities on May 10 and 11 revolve around two very different, but very loving figures: moms and Clifford The Big Red Dog,” Executive Director Angela Colton said. “We’ve planned activities that help families celebrate each while enjoying themselves and making cherished memories.”

Also planned is an ice cream social where visitors can enjoy a bone-ifide treat together. During this special activity, set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10-11, participants can decorate their ice cream and create a Mother’s Day art project.

The ice cream social is $5 per person in addition to the museum’s $7 admission for visitors age 1 and older, but it is free for moms who are museum members.

In addition, silhouette artist Patti Rishforth will be at the museum 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10-11 to help visitors with unique gifts for the moms in their lives. Rishforth creates one-of-a-kind silhouettes from special paper in a process that takes about two-three minutes.

Each silhouette costs $39. Appointments are encouraged, and payment can be made at the museum’s front desk or by calling 281-465-0955.

The Adventures with Clifford The Big Red DogTM exhibit, which opened at the museum Jan. 18, will be in place through Sunday, May 12.

Inspired by Scholastic Entertainment’s TV show, Clifford The Big Red Dog® on PBS KIDS®, the Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog exhibit offers numerous immersive “paws-on” adventures that reinforce “Clifford’s Big Ideas” – 10 simple tangible life lessons designed to help young children navigate their world. They are: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe in Yourself, Be a Good Friend and Help Others.

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Scholastic Entertainment, Inc. ©2016 Scholastic and logos are trademarks of Scholastic Entertainment, Inc. CLIFFORD, EMILY ELIZABETH, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG and logos are trademarks of Norman Bridwell. All rights reserved.

To protect the health and safety of the museum’s costumed performers, Clifford The Big Red Dog will limit appearances to 15-minute stays. While the museum staff will do their best to accommodate as many patrons as possible, they will not be able to extend the appearance times.

Museum admissions will be limited throughout the weekend to ensure a fun, safe experience for visitors.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is recommended for ages 7 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more information, visit or call 281-465-0955.

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About The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded out of a desire to meet the community’s proven need for a positive environment where children and their families can learn, play and make special memories throughout the year. At the museum, fun and learning go hand in hand, whether children are creating art, singing along to a musical performance or conducting a science experiment. The museum also has made it a priority to bring children multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences that celebrate cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Programs frequently are delivered in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, always with the goal of making a positive difference in the life of a child.

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