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Celebrating spring with some May Day festivities is an annual tradition at the museum. Grab your Fairy Wings and join the fun!

May Day is an ancient holiday, rich in folklore, celebrating the return of spring. It is a day of gaiety and merriment. At the museum, we have welcomed spring with May Day festivities in one form or another since we opened in 2009– with the exception of 2020, when the museum was closed due to the pandemic.

This year we will celebrate with a visit from Fairy Caitlin, crafts, and music.

Included with Museum admission:

  • Tiny Tales for Tots with More To The Story Entertainment in the Enchanted Realm. Fairy Caitlin and The King of Little Things
  • Enjoy music by acoustic harpist Vanessa Myers as you walk through the Enchanted Realm Gallery
  • Family activities and crafts

Be sure to ask for a Fairy Caitlin Scavenger Hunt when you arrive, and don't miss our Japanese Children's Day display, which is only up for a short time. Costumes are encouraged—don some fairy wings, a flower wreath, or a gnome hat and join us for some lighthearted fun.

Please be sure to review current visiting policies and procedures on our Plan Your Visit page.


Sunday, May 1, 2022


May Day activities are included with museum admission or free for Museum Members.

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Be sure to select May 1 for date of visit and the time slot corresponding to the activities you would like to participate in.

Schedule of Activities

Time Activity
9am–4pmMuseum hours of admission
11am–11:45amStorytime with Fairy Caitlin, "The King of Little Things"
1pm–3pmCrafts in the Caitlin Suite
1:30pm–3pmAcoustic harp by Vanessa Myers in the gallery

Here's a look back at some of the May Day fun we've had over the years.

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