Holiday Open House
The Holiday Open House is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other activities.
- Marionette plays A Party for Papa Gus at 1 - 1:30 p.m. and 3 - 3:30 p.m. St. Francis Auditorium
- Teatro Duende presents a little skit by the Marionettes: Juan, Rosina and Miguelito try very hard to get ready for a party, but rascally Warts keeps causing trouble! Puppeteers Joy Ginther, Danielle Reddick, Patrick Briggs, Melissa Heiman and Westin McDowell. Directed by Barbara Hatch.
- Make Your Own Stick Puppet 12 - 4 p.m. Main Lobby
- Roni Rohr and friends help children of all ages create their own puppet character.
- Find Freckles 12 - 4 p.m. Rear Lobby
- Freckles the marionette is hiding somewhere in the museum. As you go through the galleries looking for Freckles, pick up clues that will lead you to find him and win a prize!
- Selfies with Santa! 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. St. Francis Auditorium
- Parents, have your camera ready for this photo opportunity! Get your picture taken with Santa on your lap! It’s a photo opportunity with the Baumann Santa Claus marionette, for children of all ages. Led by Puppeteer Danielle Reddick.
- Say Goodnight to the Marionettes 3:30- 4 p.m. St. Francis Auditorium
- Help tuck the marionettes into their boxes.
For a short video about the puppet plays, click here.