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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. 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.


Saturday, May 1, 2021


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

We are still limiting capacity at the museum and 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

9am–4pmMuseum hours of admission
9am–11amCrafts in the Caitlin Suite
11:30am–12pmStorytime with Fairy Caitlin
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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