School is out and the sun is shining, which means summer is officially here. The Museum Store is ready for the new season with all sorts of accessories and activities for you to enjoy all summer long. Read along for a highlight of the featured items this summer.

Beach, Please!

Need a new beach bag for your summer trips? Look no further! The Museum Store has just restocked the collection of straw bags and added some new designs. Practical and beautiful with sturdy handles, a flat bottom, fun colors and patterns both inside and out, these straw bags are perfect for carrying everything you need for a day at the beach.

The Museum Store has entered into a collaboration with The Snail on the Wall, Huntsville’s full-service, independent and online bookstore. The Snail on the Wall ships worldwide and offers complimentary delivery to Huntsville and many Madison addresses, but with the collaboration with the Museum Store, you can now find your favorite books in store. The bookstore recently dropped off a selection of summer must-haves. Come by the Museum Store to pick out your next beach read!

Stay hydrated during your day in the sun. Piper & Leaf tea in a Huntsville-themed mason jar with still-frozen ice makes for a perfectly refreshing drink. Pick out your favorite flavor of tea and your favorite color of this stylish ice bucket to set yourself up for success on a hot day.

Fun Summer Activities

The Museum Store’s favorite 3-D paper animals now come in dinosaur and unicorn shapes. Between these two designs and the many butterflies, birds, and bugs that are also available, you can start a wide collection of paper animals. They are just as much fun to build as they are to play with!

Whether you are going on vacation or enjoying a staycation, you might need a few fun games to help pass the time. Choose between a few classics, like charades and trivia, or try your hand at musical games or artistic puzzles. The Museum Store has all sorts of cards and other games in stock to bring along to family game night this summer.

Bring this postcard kit along on your travels this season. It comes with paint, a brush, and twenty-five postcards. Paint a picture of your destination and send it off to a friend or family member, or keep it as a special memento of the trip. This kit puts a personal and artistic spin on the classic postcard.

A common summer activity involves taking care of your garden, but with these stem cutters, you can bring the garden indoors. Enjoy the beauty of nature while you stay cool inside. Pick up these clippers along with many other garden supplies and starters at the Museum Store.