Discovery Place KIDS turning 2

Free admission on Saturday, Feb. 21

ROCKINGHAM – Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham’s is turning 2 years old, and you get the presents!

The museum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 so all guests can enjoy an adventure in play, featuring lots of birthday party fun.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Sophia Bobber, 8, of Pinebluff, helped ring in the new year on Dec. 31, 2014 at Discovery Place KIDS in Rockingham. It's time to party again this month as the children's science museum celebrates its second birthday.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Sophia Bobber, 8, of Pinebluff, helped ring in the new year on Dec. 31, 2014 at Discovery Place KIDS in Rockingham. It’s time to party again this month as the children’s science museum celebrates its second birthday.

Join the museum’s Creative Play Professionals for fun, hands-on activities and shows all throughout the day. Watch your favorite circus animals in action in the Circus of the Stars puppet show (10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.). Boogie and shake with us at the Sandhills Stage as we dance and sing to songs that will get you up and moving during our Big Fun dance party (11:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.). At 3:45 p.m. we’ll have an explosive volcanic Science Show in the Lab and a special birthday Story Time at 1:45 p.m.

Members will also get to enjoy an exclusive birthday breakfast at 9 a.m. before the museum opens to the public. Little guests will get to try screen printing, decorate birthday crowns and party masks and dance with Can-Can.

There will be giveaways from local businesses, birthday cake and light breakfast foods while supplies last. Plus, you can enter to win a drawing for a free membership renewal. Capacity is limited and advance online registration is required.

Current members can register online at discoveryplacekids.org or call 910-997-5266.

Bringing the children’s science museum to downtown Rockingham and renovating the former McKenzie Furniture Building was a project five years in the making — one that was thrusted into action by a $6.6 million grant from the Cole Foundation and the Richmond Community Foundation. The grant was part of a $14.6 million fundraising campaign, which included a significant investment from The Leon Levine Foundation, needed to fund the scope of the educational activities museum officials had in store.

About Discovery Place KIDS

Discovery Place KIDS is an innovative model in regional children’s museums developed by Discovery Place, Inc., the parent company of Discovery Place and Charlotte Nature Museum. Discovery Place KIDS is built on the theme of “I CAN” and offers unique opportunities for learning through play for children and their parents or caregivers. For more information about Discovery Place KIDS, call 910-997-5266 or visit discoveryplaceKIDS.org. Connect with Discovery Place KIDS–Rockingham on Twitter at @DPKRockingham.

About Discovery Place

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities. Nearly a half-million people from all over the United States engage with Discovery Place and its IMAX® Dome Theatre each year. For more information about Discovery Place, call 704-372-6261, visit discoveryplace.org or connect with Discovery Place on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Discovery Place Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS and is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.

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