• Children's Discovery Center Excited for Felix Adler Day!

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    May 24, 2019
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum," is ending May in a great way with these events and activities. Make a special patriotic suncatcher on WOW Wednesday. Then, jump around at Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership. Felix Adler Day, on June 15, is almost here.

    WOW Wednesday
    Wednesday, May 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. is a WOW Wednesday at the Discovery Center, sponsored by US Bank Foundation. Stop by the big red Please-Touch-Table to make a patriotic suncatcher to help celebrate Memorial Day.

    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. 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, May 31, at 10 a.m. is Funtime Friday, sponsored by Clinton Kiwanis Club and Alliant Energy Foundation. Jump and soar as you have so much fun in the bounce houses. You wouldn’t even know you’re exercising. As always there will be a snack to go along with the theme. This popular program is designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups, although all age children are welcome anytime, especially during school breaks and summer vacations.

    Felix Adler Day, June 15
    Saturday, June 15, is the 30th annual Felix Adler Day. This yearly celebration is in honor of Frank B. “Felix” Adler, who was a famous clown from Clinton, Iowa, and the inspiration for the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center. Held in June to coincide with Felix’s birthday, this is the largest event the Discovery Center holds.

    Join the Discovery Center – rain or shine – with free admission to the Discovery Center and the festival grounds. There will be plenty of family fun to be had and things to explore both on the festival grounds and in the museum.  This includes: pony rides, petting zoo, trackless train rides, live stage shows, inflatable bouncy houses, game tent with prizes every time, face painting, balloon artists, professional clowns, and a food booth by the Futon Kiwanis Club with all proceeds going to the Discovery Center.

    The festival is sponsored by more than 30 generous area businesses including: Sethness Caramel Color, Pizza Ranch, Clinton Herald (Media Contributor), The Insurance Group and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company,  Lumberkings, RHA Service, Bridgeview Community Mental Health, Citizens First Bank, Colony Brands & SC Contact Center, First Gateway Credit Union, First Wealth Financial Group, JT Cullen, Loyal Order of Moose – Clinton Lodge #363, Michael Callan DDS MS PC, Petersen Sanitary Cleaning, Sisters of St. Francis, Virdi Eye Clinic of Iowa, Cornerstone Wellness, Custom-Pak, Employers Service Bureau Inc, James F. Voss Agency/American Family Insurance, KROS AM – FM, MaC94.7 – KCLN, Nutrition Plus, Pape Funeral Home, Sterling Federal Bank, WA-TAN-YE, Westgate Orthodontic Group, Windmill Realty, and Women of the Moose Chapter 474.

    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