RBCM@Home (Kids)

Make a Butterfly with Kiron Mukherjee

This week we are joined by museum educator and storyteller Kiron Mukherjee for some cross country museum art activities. With spring here (both in British Columbia and Toronto), what new curious critters have returned to your neighbourhood? Get ready for paper towel art to make colourful butterflies. 

Kiron is a Toronto based educator who works with students of all ages to help creatively express their scientific curiosity and wonder. After 18 years in education, Kiron believes in the profound power that science, art, and story have on children's learning and development.

When not stuck in lockdown, Kiron is the ROMKids Camp Director at the Royal Ontario Museum, and a science communications professor at Flemming College in the Environmental Visual Communications program. As host of the Afternoon Show, Kiron engages learners, both young and old, with stories about science and history, all while demoing an on-theme art project! You can tune into the Afternoon Show every Tuesday at 2pm on Instagram Live on the @kironcmukherjee account.

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is hosted by Chris O'Connor.

What you'll need:

  • Paper towel
  • Washable markers
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Toilet paper tube
  • Glue/tape

Link to join Webinar


The Zoom Room has a capacity of 500 spots. If you are not able to access through Zoom, we will also be streaming on Facebook Live. Please visit the Royal BC Museum Facebook page.

If you missed past sessions, check out our RBCM @ Home (Kids) YouTube page
RBCM @ Home (Kids) is like a museum playdate online. Visit with members of the museum staff who are working from home, along with families from across BC, as we make and learn together. Each session will have some kind of making activity, so get your paper and pencil crayons ready. RBCM @ Home(Kids) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit our calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with hands-on activities at home.

For adults and youth, check out RBCM @ Home. This program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12pm and highlights members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home during the pandemic and discover how they do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they're working on now.

Get in Touch

Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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