Kid's Korner

Spring is almost here! Celebrate with onstage adventures, a fun program about the lives of animals, and a festival that’s sure to please your sweet tooth



Juggling jokers
March 13: Emelin Family Benefit with the Gizmo Guys Send in the clowns! The award-winning Gizmo Guys return to the Emelin Theater, bringing their hilarious high jinks, talented juggling and circus skills, and other outrageous fun. After the show, join the Guys for a tasty sundae at a post-show ice cream social. All proceeds from the event benefit the Emelin Family Series program, which supports performing arts performances at the theater. 1 p.m. $45. • 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-3045 or www.emelin.org

Cool beans
March 19: Jack and the Beanstalk Fee, fi, fo, fum! The timeless tale of brave Jack and a not-so-gentle giant comes stomping into the New York State Museum. This onstage adventure puts music by Sir Arthur Sullivan to the original story by John Davies, which teaches us about the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. This performance by Opera to Go takes place in the Huxley Theater. (Note: Be sure to arrive early — there will be no admittance once the show begins.) 2 p.m. • Empire State Plaza, Albany. 518-474-5877 or www.nysm.nysed.gov

No bones about it
March 20: The Bare Bones Put on your best detective’s hat and head over to the Greenburgh Nature Center, where you’ll learn how to decipher clues about an animal’s life based on its bones. By examining a skeleton, you can find out what type of food the critter ate, what kind of terrain it lived on, and other facts. Then, get up close and personal with some of the center’s living animals. (Recommended for children five and older.) 2 p.m. $6. March 26: Water, Beautiful Water! There’s water, water everywhere — for now. Learn all about water conservation in this interactive puppet show that will get the whole audience singing — and thinking green. (Recommended for ages two through seven.) 10:30 a.m. $6. • 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. 914-813-1280 or www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

maple sugar festival

Sweetest thing
March 5: Maple Sugar Festival This saccharine celebration marks the start of one of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s yummiest programs: their maple sugar tours. During this daytime shindig at the Outdoor Discovery Center, kids of all ages can enjoy a guided stroll through the forest to learn all about the process of maple sugaring, plus enjoy other special programs and crafts. Guests also receive tasty maple sugar recipes to try at home. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $10, $5 children ages three to 11. • Muser Dr., Cornwall. 845-534-5506, ext. 204 or www.hhnaturemuseum.org

Beam me up, Scottie
March 6: Star Trek Live! Trekkies unite! During this interactive performance, Mad Science’s Starfleet Academy explores the outer reaches of space in an exciting onstage adventure. This show — which appropriately takes place at the futuristic-looking venue we call the Egg — features a dazzling array of special effects, but you’ll also learn about real advances in space-age technology. Live long and prosper. 3 p.m. $16. • Empire State Plaza, Albany. 518-473-1061 or www.theegg.org

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