Bees are Black – with Gilt Surcingles –
Buccaneers of Buzz –
Ride abroad in ostentation
And subsist on Fuzz – (Fr1426)
Families are welcome at this celebration of all things pollination at the Emily Dickinson Museum Children’s Circus! Did you know Dickinson wrote around 100 poems about bees? She was a keen observer of the natural world, where hummingbirds and butterflies captured her imagination. Perhaps such pollinators fascinated Dickinson because of their contributions to her flower gardens, where their hungry activities supported the growth of her plants! At our Circus, learn more about the continued important of pollinators today, and the things you can do at home to make a happy environment for them.
The Circus is $5 per family, some additional activity fees apply.
At the Circus
- Enjoy pollinator-themed crafts to take home
- Test your wits at our garden scavenger hunt
- Compete against other would-be bees at our pollination bean bag toss
- Drop in at the story corner to read a book or poem about pollinators—or have one read to you
- Learn from apiarists (also known as beekeepers) when you visit their live observation hive, and try on and touch beekeeping equipment
- And more!
Stop by between 12 and 3:30PM to see what all the buzz is about!