• Children's Discovery Center Celebrates Gliders and Goats!

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    July 05, 2019
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum," is having a blast this summer with these activities and events: Make an aerodynamic marvel this WOW Wednesday, and plan to juggle with Miss Jean. Then, hoof it to Funtime Friday to meet Miss Angie and her goats. Save the date for the Pirate Tea Parrrty on Wednesday, July 24. Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership. And plan on joining us for the Fareway Fundraiser Cookout on Friday, August 2. Also, a reminder that the Discovery Center is a Blue Star Museum, granting free admission to active duty military and their families through Labor Day, September 1.
    WOW Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. is a WOW Wednesday at the Discovery Center, sponsored by US Bank Foundation. Stop at the Please-Touch-Table where you’ll get a “lift” out of making a ring glider. This aircraft is simple and fascinating and will introduce kids to Bernoulli’s Principle of flight.

    WOW Wednesday is perfect for school-aged kids and their families and is a great activity for a summer afternoon. 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. Miss Jean 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, she 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.  

    Funtime Friday
    Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. is Funtime Friday, sponsored by Clinton Kiwanis Club and Alliant Energy Foundation. Don’t kid around – come to the Discovery Center to meet Miss Angie and her goats. Angie is well known for her friendly flock of chickens who love to visit the Discovery Center.  Now her baby goats wanted to join in the fun.  She’ll teach us how she cares for them and tell us about goats as pets.  You’ll learn what they do all day and what they like to eat. As always this program includes a snack to go with the theme. This popular program is designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups, although all age children are welcome anytime, especially during summer vacations when everyone is out of school.

    Pirate Tea Parrrty
    Get ready on Wednesday, July 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., for a special WOW Wednesday event sponsored by U.S. Bank -- . Ahoy! Set course for the Discover Center. All hands on deck – we’re approaching the Pirate Tea Parrrty. Lasses and lads are encouraged to dress in costume for the occasion.  Don your finest pirate garb, become a mystical mermaid, or dress as your other favorite seafaring creature. Party activities are perfect for all ages and will include tea and snacks, a treasure hunt, games, creation projects, and you get to meet a real parrot. Reservations are appreciated so please call the Discovery Center.

    Fareway Fundraiser Cookout
    Friday, August 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Fareway Food Store in Clinton will host a Fundraiser Cookout to benefit the Discovery Center. Come up to the store, as they will be grilling up lunch and serving it to shoppers on site. Choose from a delicious Fareway hamburger or bratburger for only $3. Add chips and a drink for only one dollar more. Also, businesses can call the Discovery Center to have their lunch delivered by a helpful Discovery Center Volunteer. The Discovery Center will receive all the profits and tips. Thank you so much to Fareway for helping their local children’s museum

    Blue Star Museum
    Again this year, the Discovery Center will participate in the Blue Star Museum program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. This program begins on Armed Forces Day, May 18, and runs through Labor Day, September 1.  As a Blue Star Museum, the Discovery Center will give free museum admission to active duty military and their families (up to five family members).  Active military includes: Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve Members. Please present your active duty card at the admission desk when you come to the Discovery Center.

    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