• Children's Discovery Center Celebrates Summer Fun

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    July 09, 2018
    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center, "Clinton, IA's Children's Museum," is having fun in the summer heat with these cool activities. WOW Wednesday takes you outside for some Squirty Chalk art; then stay cool inside at Funtime Friday while you make and eat your own ice cream. Save the date for the upcoming annual Tea Party on July 25. Each of these programs is FREE with your museum admission or membership. Save the date for the Fareway Cookout Fundraiser on Friday, July 27. The Discovery center is also a big participator in community outreach, with events in summer such as LumberKings and Music on the Avenue.

    Wednesday, July 11, from 2 p.m. to close is WOW Wednesday, sponsored by US Bank. Make some magical squirty chalk that you’ll take outside to create art. WOW Wednesday is geared for school-aged kids and their families. WOW Wednesday is drop in with no pre-registration is required.

    WOW Wednesday’s popular chess and juggling guru, Miss Jean, is currently on vacation. On WOW Wednesdays she teaches chess, juggling, and plays logic games with people of all ages and abilities. Make sure to check back the first of August to see Miss Jean again and work your brain.
    Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m., is Funtime Friday, sponsored by Clinton Kiwanis Club. You’ll stay cool inside while you make your own ice cream in a bag. Of course this snack is made to be eaten, so you’ll get to enjoy that too. This favorite program is designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups, although all age children are welcome, especially in the summer when older siblings are out of school.

    On Saturday, July 14, children enrolled in LyondellBasell’s Envirokids program will come to the Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to Noon. The program focuses on environmental conservation and science learning and meets at a different community site or community organization each Saturday. At the Discovery Center, Envirokids will learn about alternative energy and participate on hands-on activities with solar energy and wind energy. For more information about Envirokids, contact LyondellBasell’s Judie Peterson at (563) 357-6932.

    The Discovery Center also goes out and about to help other community events and celebrations. This summer, the Discovery Center will bring balloon art and face painting to every Clinton LumberKings Sunday home game. They’ll also be bringing fun and games to Music on the Avenue in downtown Clinton on Thursday, July 19.

    The date is getting closer for the annual Tea Party. Each year the Discovery Center hosts a tea party with a special theme. This year’s theme is Luau. Loosen up your limbo, and find your flip flops. Get ready for island hospitality, games, art, music, and of course, luau snacks served tea party style. Reservations for this popular event are greatly appreciated. Please, call to save your space. This event is free with regular museum admission or membership.

    Place your order now for the Fareway Cookout Fundraiser. On Friday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fareway will be grilling up lunch and serving it to shoppers on site. You can also let Discovery Center volunteers deliver a delicious Fareway lunch to you at your home or place of business. Choose from a delicious Fareway hamburger or bratburger, with chips, and a pop all for only $3. The Discovery Center will receive all the profits and tips. Call the Discovery Center today to reserve your lunch.

    The Discovery Center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 12:30 to 5 p.m. 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 Discovery Center is a Blue Star Museum. That means FREE admission Memorial Day through Labor Day is offered to active duty military, including: Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve Members, with up to five family members. Please show your active duty card at the admissions desk.

    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) 243-3000, email info@adlerdiscoverycenter.org, or message them on Facebook at Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center.
    Nikki McGinnis, Marketing Coordinator
    (563) 243-3600