• Children's Discovery Center Starts the New Year

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    January 10, 2020
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum," is starting the New Year with a variety of programs for all ages to enjoy.  On Wednesday, make your own snowball popper. On Friday, dance and move with Miss Linda from Carousel School of Dance. And later in the month, plan to play chess and juggle with Miss Jean.  Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership.

    WOW Wednesday: Snowball Poppers
    Wednesday, January 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. is a WOW Wednesday at the Discovery Center, sponsored by Clinton Lions Club. Stop by the Please-Touch-Table. Using common items from around the house, make a handmade popper to fling cotton balls for a fun indoor snowball fight.

    Chess, juggling and logic puzzles are also a big hit every Wednesday at the Discovery Center. 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.

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

    Funtime Friday: Move with Miss Linda
    Friday, January 17, at 10 a.m. is Funtime Friday, sponsored by Clinton Kiwanis Club and Alliant Energy Foundation. Miss Linda from Carousel School of Dance will be at the Discovery Center to teach dance and exercise moves. Children and adult will be movin’ and groovin’ to the music for some good exercise. As always there will be 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.

    Wendy’s Restaurant Fundraiser
    Monday, January 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., Wendy’s Restaurant is helping the Discovery Center. This is a great way to support your local Children’s Museum and have a delicious meal. Dine in, carry out, or drive through Wendy's at 825 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA. Wendy's will donate 10% of proceeds sold so be sure to stop in. Volunteers from the children’s museum will be at Wendy’s with information on upcoming events.

    Sunday Afternoons with Miss Jean
    Miss Jean is ready to have some fun on Sunday January 26, at the Discovery Center. This great program challenges the minds of all ages. Learn to juggle, play chess and build your brain with awesome STEM & logic puzzles. Miss Jean will be here from 2 - 5 p.m., be sure to stop in for some family fun on a Sunday afternoon. The program is FREE with your museum admission.

    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 Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 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.  They turn no one away based on inability to pay.

    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.

    Elyse Logan, Marketing Coordinator
    (563) 243-3600