• Children's Discovery Center Gets Patriotic

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    June 24, 2019
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum," is celebrating the success of the recent Felix Alder Day festival, and is look forward to a fun-filled summer ahead. This week’s WOW Wednesday is a patriotic party blower craft. Then, enjoy a set of fun Fourth of July activities on Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership.

    Please note the Discovery Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4, but you can join their walking unit in the Fourth of July Parade. 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.  Also, the Discovery Center is currently participating in the Birdies for Charity fundraiser. Save the date for the Pirate Tea Party on Wednesday, July 24.

    WOW Wednesday
    Wednesday, June 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. is a WOW Wednesday at the Discovery Center, sponsored by US Bank Foundation. Get patriotic over at the Please-Touch-Table. There, you’ll get to make a fun, celebratory Fourth of July party blower.

    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, June 28, at 10 a.m. is Funtime Friday, sponsored by Clinton Kiwanis Club and Alliant Energy Foundation. The Discovery Center is celebrating the upcoming Fourth of July.  We will learn about our great America with a story and patriotic activities. As always, there’s 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.

    Fourth of July Parade
    Thursday, July 4, the Discovery Center is CLOSED for the holiday. They will be participating in Clinton’s Fourth of July Parade and you can join the Discovery Center in their walking unit. Leading the way for the Discovery Center will be Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty. Make sure to wear your niftiest red, white, and blue, and flag-ify your bike, trike, stroller, or scooter. Meet up at the 9th Ave. No. boat ramp, no later than 12:45 p.m.

    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.

    Birdies for Charity
    The Discovery Center is an authorized and registered non-profit organization currently participating in the Birdies for Charity fundraiser in conjunction with the John Deer Golf Classic.  Donors can guess the number of birdie shots that will be made during the tournament and can then pledge a per-shot gift to the children’s museum.  Donors can also pledge a flat amount to donate.  Pledge forms can be gotten from the Discovery Center, and pledges are due by June 30.

    Pirate Tea Party
    Get ready on Wednesday, July 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., for a special WOW Wednesday event. Ahoy! Set course for the Discover Center. All hands on deck – we’re approaching the Pirate Tea Party. Lasses and lads are encouraged to dress in their finest pirate garb, or as a mystical mermaid. This party will include tea and snacks, a treasure hunt, crafts, and you get to meet a real parrot.

    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