*Please call for winter schedule
Discovering Winnie the Pooh
Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-11am Ages: 3-6 $6 per person
Winnie the Pooh and the historic Whalehead are the same age- 90 years old! And event though both the old house and Pooh are now entering their 10th decade both are just as interesting an unusual as almost a century ago. Discovering Pooh is a program for our youngest guests and features a discussion about the origins of "the silly old bear" as well as a story time. If all Pooh's friends are very good, there is usually a sweet treat at the end of the session for we all know how much Mr.Pooh bear loves his treats!
Let's Talk Tiffany, Stained Glass Project
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-11am Ages: 7-12 $12 per person
Louis Comfort Tiffany had tremendous influence over the interior design elements of the early 20th century. Some of his rare and fine work is on display in Whalehea. After a brief discussion about Tiffany and his contributions to American design, participants will create a glass masterwork using tumbled glass to make a mosaic tile. By playing with various colors and properties of glass young people can begin to feel and see the craftsmanship involved in glass artistry. And who knows? Maybe the next great Tiffany is going to be found amoung our young artists.
The Mystery of the old house
Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-11am Ages:7-12 $12 per person
The super sleuthing duo Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys were both published during the Knight era of the beautiful Whalehead (1920s and 1930s). As our salute to these favorite mystery solvers for generations of young readers, the Whalehead offers The Mystery of the Old House. This program involves reading and problem solving to discover the answer to the Whalehead mystery. Grab your Sherlock Holmes deductive reasoning skills and meet us at the old house- where the mystery awaits...
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-11am Ages: 3-6 $6 per person
The interior of Whalehead is enhanced by the magnificent lighting of Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of the finest of all American glass artisans. Mr. Tiffany firmly believed that anything which could be drawn or painted, could also be created in glass. To achieve his masterworks he spent many years playing with the various properties of glass. After seeing Mr. Tiffany's work here in the house, our young artisans will have the chance to play with tumbled glass and pick out pieces to use in the construction of their very own Kaleidoscope. And who ever said learning couldn't be fun?
Frogsodders Family adventure
The first adventure will be held on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Tuesdays 9am-12pm in July and August $15 per person
Frogsodders is an entirely different activity for families. The goal of Frogsodders is to share with our many visitors the fascinating and amazing history of the local area. There are two components to Frogsodders. The first will examine where the original Corolla Village was and what it was like to live on the Northern Outer Banks before modern conveniences. The second component will allow families the opportunity to become history detectives and explore the techniques or archeologists on cultural and maritime dig sites. Join us for a fun and educational morning.For more information click HERE
Sponsored by Whalehead Preservation Trust, Outer Banks Conservationist and Coastal Studies Institute.
Advance Reservations are required for all children's activities. For additional information, or to make a reservation please call: 252-453-9040 ext. 226.