Marvelous Marvin's STEAM Tour - Public Programs

Marvelous Marvin's STEAM Tour is coming to town - get on board for a family performance, a family concert and teacher workshops for early childhood educators on how to use the arts to teach science!

We'll also be offering two family events on Saturday, April 11, including a hands-on science & movement workshop for ages 4-9 and a family performance. Scroll down for all of the details as they are added and to purchase tickets or reserve your place, or contact us (you can also call 323-7302) with any questions or ideas!

All of these programs are accessible to those with wheelchairs. If you're attending the children's museum program in a wheelchair, please call ahead so that we can prepare for your visit. If you have additional access needs or concerns, please let us know.

Family Performance

Saturday, April 11, 2:30 p.m.    

"The Magic of Science"
Medallion Opera House
20 Park St., Gorham, NH 
$7/Adult, $5/Child, $15/Family

$5/Arts Alliance Individual or Family Members, $3/Child for Arts Alliance Family Members, $12/Arts Alliance Member Family

Please show Member ID to receive discount, and please print and bring your ticket confirmation to receive meal deals!

All are welcome. If the cost is a hardship, please pay what you can or come as our guest.

Restaurant Partner Offers: Stay tuned!

Flyer for Gorham Performance

Workshop for Families & Children

Saturday, April 11, 10:15 a.m. (program length is approximately 45 minutes)

"Science! Dance! Magic!"
MWV Children's Museum
2936 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH

$7.50/Child - No additional discounts available for this program

Meet Marvelous Marvin at the Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum for a morning of hands-on fun, participation & exploration. Learn about basic science principles and discover the world of movement at the same time through a magic show with movement & explorative play! A wonderful hands-on experience for ages 4-9. 

Registration is requested, particularly for those in wheelchairs. Ready to sign up? Please call the Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum (603-356-2992) to reserve your spot!

Teacher Workshops

Full Steam Ahead - Teaching Science Through Movement & Drama

This workshop is for educators, parents & all who work with children ages 3-9. 

From his experience working with young children, Marvin Novogrodski has developed a collection of exercises that help educators understand how they can teach science using movement and drama. Utilizing science experiments and a collection of everyday toys, Marvin demonstrates that these exercises are easy to conduct, aid in retention over time and can be used in the classroom daily. Particular attention will be paid to working with students with special needs. Professional development credit will be offered.

Cost for Workshops:
$15 Fee; $10 for additional teachers from the same school; $12 for teachers from Arts Alliance member schools; $10 for Arts Alliance individual members

Please note that pre-registration is REQUIRED for the teacher workshops. Partial scholarships may be available - please inquire.

Tuesday, April 7, 3:30 p.m. Networking, 4-5:30 p.m. Workshop 
Lancaster Elementary School, 35 Ice Pond Rd., Lancaster, NH

Wednesday, April 8, 3 p.m. Networking, 3:30-5 p.m. Workshop 
Lin-Wood School, 72 Lin-Wood Dr., Lincoln, NH                                  

Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. Pizza & Networking, 6:30-8 p.m. Workshop 
MWV Children's Museum, 2936 White Mtn. Hwy, North Conway, NH 

Flyer for Lancaster Workshop   Flyer for Lin-Wood Workshop  Flyer for Mount Washington Valley Workshop 

Flyer for All Performances

About Marvelous Marvin

Marvin Novogrodski, aka Marvelous Marvin, blends magic tricks, circus arts, great visuals and a unique rhyming text to educate and entertain his audiences. His quick pace, funny moments and engaging personality, keep younger children interested, older children entertained and adults smiling. Programs include, "The Magic Of Science", "How The Body Works", Bugging Out", " Science Circus Arts Workshop" and "The Science/Dance Experience".

Marvin has been part of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in Education Roster for over 25 years. Blending science, theater, literacy and and circus arts, Marvin creates engaging classes for a wide variety of ages. Marvin has also been working at Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island where he performs for children with behavioral issues using magic and circus arts as a vehicle to engage their interest. Marvin also works with developmentally disabled adults where he does magic and circus arts. 

Marvin is also an active performer for adults. Marvin's most extensive commitment has been with the Everett Dance Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. He has collaborated on most of their evening concerts and has toured throughout the United States. Highlights include New York's Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, Ma., the Skirball Center in Los Angeles and various cities including Cincinnati, Austin, Toronto, Columbus, Burlington and Columbia.


This program is part of a North Country residency presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and supported in part by the New England States Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, including the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Some of this residency's programs are presented through a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The residency includes multiple school and community programs throughout the region; many of the school programs are presented in partnership with the NH Music Festival, with funding support from the NH Electric Cooperative Foundation. Thanks to all our funders, hosts and partners.The Arts Alliance is grateful for operating support from the NH State Council on the Arts and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.