The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park
first introduced Kidsville to families in the Nashville community six years ago as a special event area for youngsters at the popular Musicians Corner festivities in Centennial Park. Last year, the program expanded to its own stand-alone program.
Kidsville has hosted programs at other community events as well as establishing a monthly outing for kids at the Parthenon in recent months.
Starting March 5, Kidsville at the Parthenon becomes a free weekly event (which includes free admission to the Parthenon itself for program attendees) from 11 - 11:45 a.m. every Saturday for all ages.
"We have been looking for opportunities to expand our children's programming in the Parthenon on weekends," says Conservancy President Sylvia Rapoport. "Hosting Kidsville educational events each Saturday provides Nashville parents with an ongoing option for enriching learning and family time," she adds.
Each month will carry a theme, which the weekly events will reflect with changing programs. "Measuring" is the theme for March's exploration of myths, fairy tales and fables. Each week this month, Kidsville at the Parthenon will pair a work of fairy tale-inspired art from the Parthenon's Katherine Ace
exhibit with an interactive story time and craft activities in the room where the giant statue of Athena stands.
Weekly programs for March include the following:
• Saturday, March 5: Little Red Riding Hood
(Craft: Make your own baskets)
• Saturday, March 12: Hansel and Gretel, an early Pi Day (3.14) Celebration
(Craft: Decorate a pretend pastry)
• Saturday, March 19: Ashputtel, also known as Cinderella
(Craft: Design a shoe unique for just your foot)
• Saturday, March 26: The Fisherman's Wife
(Craft: Make your own wishing fish)
For more info about Kidsville at the Parthenon, visit conservancyonline.com/about/kidsville