Events: Kid’s Korner in May 2013

Spring has sprung, so explore the great outdoors and make the most of math

Word Power

May 10: Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power! Based on the Emmy-nominated PBS program, this live show takes preschoolers inside a book to help teach them the power of words. Each character has his or her own super-power ­— like Alpha Pig’s alphabet power or Princess Presto’s super spelling. During the show, they use these powers to discover whose is the best. 6 p.m. $28.50-$42.50. The Palace Theatre. 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 518-465-3334 or

Plague of Locusts

May 11: The Cicadas Are Coming No worries, there isn’t a real swarm of insects heading our way; but you can learn a lot of fun facts about these summer bugs at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. For instance, did you know that there are close to 2,500 species of cicadas on Earth? Or that each little locust can live up to 17 years? Recommended ages 5 and up. 10 a.m. $5, $3 children. 174 Angola Rd., Cornwall. 845-534-5506 or

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Awesome Arithmetic

Throughout the year: Fun, 2, 3, 4! Learn math while having fun at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit. Each of the 16 creative games teaches a different mathematical skill. Measure a dinosaur with your own feet, try your hand at graphing with a skee ball game, or learn exponents by counting your allowance. Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7.50. 75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. 845-471-0589 or

Snack Time

May 18: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie What happens if you let a mouse have a cookie? It’s only a tiny snack, there’s no harm done. But once he has the cookie, he’s going to need some milk… And pretty soon things are spiraling way out of control! Based on the popular children’s book, the show takes the audience on a wild ride as they try to keep the mouse happy. Recommended ages 5-10. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $13. Emelin Theatre. 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098 or

Magic Moments

May 19: Fairy and Gnome Houses Come dressed as a beautiful fairy or a mischievous gnome to hear tales of these woodland sprites. When the stories are finished, you can build your own houses for them in case they come to visit you at your home. 11 a.m. $5. Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 914-762-2890 or

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