• Children's Discovery Center Celebrates Baby Chicks

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    April 12, 2019
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum," is having their annual Egg-stravaganza Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Discovery Center as they celebrate spring with their annual traditions: decorating eggs, holding baby chick, and petting visiting bunnies.. The baby chicks are sponsored by Schlecht Hatchery in Miles, Iowa.
    The Discovery Center is also planning exciting activities for its weekly programs and events: Make your own baby chick to take home on WOW Wednesday. Then, peep in to see and hold the new baby chicks at Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership. Also, this Monday is Wendy’s Restaurant, from 5 to 7 p.m. And mark your calendars for May activities including Great Give Day on May 9, and a Mother’s Day Event and Discovery Center Rummage Sale, both on May 11.

    Wendy’s Night
    On Monday, April 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. dine in, carry out, or drive through Wendy’s Restaurant to help support your local children’s museum. Wendy’s will donate 10% of all sales during that time to the Discovery Center. It’s a great way to help your community while having a nice family meal.

    WOW Wednesday
    Wednesday, April 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. is a WOW Wednesday at the Discovery Center, sponsored by US Bank Foundation. Craft with yarn and make your own adorable pompom chick to take home and love.

    WOW Wednesday is perfect for school-aged kids and their families and is a great activity for a school break, early out and homeschoolers. WOW Wednesday is drop in with no pre-registration required – it is an enrichment program with no extra class fee.

    Miss Jean is also here every WOW Wednesday, with her chess, juggling and logic puzzles. She teaches beginning chess to all, from preschoolers through adult, or she will play a strategic game with an opponent to match their skill level. Additionally, she loves to juggle and can teach anyone of any age to become a successful juggler. Also, Sweeney has on hand three large cases of logic puzzles, construction materials, and hands on brain teasers to fascinate any age.  She can teach anyone; all ages and abilities are welcome.  She will also be at the Discovery Center on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 5 p.m., so save the date.

    Funtime Friday
    Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. is Funtime Friday, sponsored by Clinton Kiwanis Club and Alliant Energy Foundation. Come peep in on the new baby chicks, where you’ll get to hold these newly hatched babies. This popular program is designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups, although all age children are welcome anytime, especially during school breaks.

    The Egg-stravaganza is finally here. On Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. come celebrate spring with the Discovery Center’s annual tradition of egg decorating, chick holding, and big, soft, floppy-eared bunny petting. The baby chicks are sponsored by Schlecht Hatchery in Miles, Iowa.

    Great Give Day
    Thursday, May 9 is Great Give Day. This is an online event for many non-profit organizations; twenty-four hours of online giving to help the Discovery Center’s endowment fund.

    Rummage Sale
    On Saturday, May 11, the Discovery Center is holding a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop by and have a look at the great deals in the Discovery Center parking lot. You'll receive a FREE admission pass with your purchase. All proceeds will benefit Clinton's non-profit children's museum and support our many programs and special events. The Discovery Center is also looking for items to add to the rummage sale. If you would like to donate any item, please contact Andy at 563-468-7108.

    Celebrate Moms
    On Saturday May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. plan to come make a beautiful Mother’s Day card for your wonderful mom. A creative, colorful creation station will be available for you.

    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. They are open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 12:30 to 5 p.m. 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.

    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center is a non-profit children's museum whose mission 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.

    For more information on the children's museum and its many programs, contact them at (563) 243-3600, email info@adlerdiscoverycenter.org, or message them on Facebook at Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center.
    Nikki McGinnis, Marketing Coordinator
    (563) 243-3600