Children's Museum of the East End

The youngest of campers will find lots of activities to enjoy in this hands-on center that specializes in learning through play. Students and campers can learn about the art of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, and create their own drip paintings and collages. The Museum also offers workshops in Farming and Community Helpers, which explores agricultural science and engages learners in role-playing games where they can transform into farm workers, emergency volunteers, and more.
Contact Info
Address: 376 Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, New York 11932. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-537-8250. Email: liz@cmee.orgWebsite: Hrs: Mon., Wed.-Sun. 9AM-5PM. 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-4th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.