One fish, two fish
Nov. 27: Seussical the Musical Everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss story — and now you can see some of his most popular tales combined into one wacky stage show. In this colorful adventure, children learn how the power of imagination can be used to solve problems. Silly characters, catchy tunes, and Dr. Seuss’s positive messages await you at the Emelin Theater. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $18, $13 children.
• 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098 or www.emelin.org
A jolly, happy soul
Nov. 26-Dec. 26: A Frosty Fest The folks who brought you the frightening Headless Horseman Hayrides during the Halloween season transform the attraction into a cheerful, festive, winter wonderland. At Frosty Fest, guests travel through a scenic trail — either on a hayride or in the warmth of their own vehicles — where a stunning display of lights, animations, and other whimsical setups can be seen. Beyond the trail, there’s the Candy Cane Factory, a Snow Village, Santa’s Workshop, and other attractions filled with live actors, animatronics, music, food, and gifts. Call or visit Web site for times. $11, $9 children.
• 778 Broadway, Ulster Park. 845-339-2666 or www.frostyfest.com
“Hey, Boo Boo!”
Nov. 6: Bear Necessities Bears are some of the Valley’s largest wild animals. And various bears have different lifestyles and personalities — just look at how different Yogi is from Winnie! Whether you’ve been lucky enough to never encounter one, or if you live in an area where they pay frequent visits to your backyard, you can learn more about these lumbering mammals at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. 10 a.m. $5.
• Muser Dr., Cornwall. 845-534-5506 or www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Nov. 19: Pocahantas’ Vision Quest by Kit’s Interactive Theater During this adventure play at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, kids aren’t just a part of the audience, they’re a part of the show. As the story is told, the crowd gets the chance to dance with the brave John Smith, chant with the mighty Chief Powhatan, help to gather a harvest, and see who’s daring enough to make it through a bat-filled cave — all to help Pocahontas prepare for her vision quest. 11 a.m. $9, $7 children.
• 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080 or www.centerforperformingarts.org
Nov. 19 & 25: Starlab Planetarium Show It might be a little too chilly at night for stargazing at this time of year, so the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum came up with a solution: an indoor inflatable planetarium. Walk inside, where you’ll learn all about the evening sky and its constellations, plus hear a few cool stories. Preregistration strongly suggested. Nov. 19: 6 & 7 p.m.; Nov. 25: 10 a.m. $4 plus $7.50 museum admission.
• 75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. 845-471-0589 or www.mhcm.org