• A Visit with Santa This Saturday and Open Thanksgiving Weekend for Holiday Fun

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    November 22, 2021
    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum!”  will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this Thanksgiving weekend. And Saturday features a special Visit with Santa, sponsored by Krumpets Bakery and Café.
     
    Funtime Friday November 26:  Getting Ready for Santa 
    This week at Funtime Friday, November 26, children and their families can help the Discovery Center get ready for Santa’s visit on the following day.  A tree will need to be trimmed and a holiday story enjoyed. The program begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

    Funtime Friday is the Discovery Center’s long-running morning program for young children and their caregivers.  Each week brings a different theme explored through reading a story book and engaging in related hands-on activities.

    The programs require no advance registration and participation is free with regular museum admission. Families participating will be socially distanced and masks are required.
     
    Saturday Morning November 27:  A Visit With Santa Sponsored by Krumpets
    Santa will visit the Discovery Center on Saturday, November 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The event is sponsored by long-time business supporter Krumpets Bakery & Café.  

    Santa’s “house” at the Discovery Center is decorated to the nines with a giant tree, lighted garlands overhead, and a glittering backdrop.  An oversized stone fireplace will provide a warm focal point for a memorable visit.    The setting will be perfect for photo opportunities so plan to bring a camera.

    Each child will be given a wrapped Krumpets cookie to take home.

    Masks are still required at the Discovery Center, but they may be removed when photos are taken with Santa.

    This event requires no advance registration and is free with regular museum admission.

    Saturday Afternoon:  Saturday Special Program -- LEGO Challenge, Build Santa a Flying Sleigh Spaceship
    Saturday Special is held every Saturday afternoon, from 2 to 3 p.m., and the fourth Saturday of the month means the Discovery Center pulls out the Lego bins.  This Saturday, take the challenge and build your own flying Santa sleigh spaceship creation.

    The Saturday Special program requires no advance registration and participation is free with regular museum admission.  The program is geared for school-aged children and their grown-ups although all ages are always welcome.  Each week presents an opportunity for hands-on learning with topics including science demos, art techniques, engineering challenges, musical exploration, games, cultural topics, and much more.

    Families participating will be socially distanced and masks are required.

    Hours and Admission
    The Discovery Center is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. They will be closed this week only on Thanksgiving.

    Museum admission is $4 per person ages two to 64, $3 per person ages 65 and older, free for children one and younger, and free for members of the children's museum.

    Face masks are required for everyone ages two and older.  Guests may wear their own masks or they may get one at the Discovery Center.  Disposable masks are available for purchase for $1. 

    Guests are asked not to bring in food or snacks to be eaten during general playtimes.  The only food allowed is for scheduled private parties held inside the closed party rooms. 

    The mission of the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is to provide a safe and positive environment for families to discover the world by exploring arts, culture, literacy and science through educational programs and interactive exhibits.  They turn no one away based on inability to pay.

    The Discovery Center is located at 332 8th Avenue South in downtown Clinton, Iowa, at the foot of the U.S. 30 Bridge over the mighty Mississippi – where the Lincoln Highway meets the Great River Road.

    Contact them at (563) 243-3600, email at info@adlerdiscoverycenter.org or message them on Facebook at FelixAdlerChildrensDiscoveryCenter.




    ABOUT THE PHOTO:
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center will host A Visit with Santa this Saturday, November 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Santa’s visit is sponsored by Krumpets Bakery and Café, and every child will be given a Krumpets cookie to take home.  The event is free with regular museum admission.  Face masks are required at the Discovery Center for ages two and older, and they may be removed for photos with Santa. The Discovery Center will be closed for Thanksgiving, but will reopen Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.



     
    Contact:
    Sarah Lind, Executive Director
    giftshop@adlerdiscoverycenter.org, (563) 243-3600