Discovery Center offers leprechaun project

CLINTON — The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is juggling, crafting and swimming its way through March with engaging hands-on activities and events.

You can make a lucky leprechaun out of popsicle sticks at WOW Wednesday. Then, join Miss Jessica for a swimming good time at Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with regular admission or museum membership. Also save the date for the annual omelet breakfast at the Discovery Center on March 24.

Sunday with Miss Jean

Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m., is Sunday with Miss Jean. She is here on the second and fourth Sunday afternoons of each month, and you can join her for juggling, chess, and logic puzzles. She 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.

WOW Wednesday

Wednesday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. is a WOW Wednesday, sponsored by the US Bank Foundation. Make your own lucky leprechaun from popsicle sticks for St. Patrick’s Day. WOW Wednesday is perfect for school-aged kids and their families and is a great activity for a school break or early out. 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. She just bought some new patterning challenges so come check them out.

Funtime Friday

Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. is Funtime Friday, sponsored by the Clinton Kiwanis Club and Alliant Energy Foundation. Join Miss Jessica from Clinton County Conservation with her live minnow friends and have a race to the finish line. Miss Jessica often comes to the Discovery Center with some of her furry and finned friends to share her love of all animals with the children. Funtime Friday always includes the children enjoying a tasty snack. This popular program is designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups, although all age children are welcome anytime, especially during school breaks.

Annual omelet breakfast

Save the date for the 31st annual omelet breakfast fundraiser held at the Discovery Center, on Sunday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an opportunity to enjoy delicious food, good company, and support your local children’s museum. ‘Celebrity’ chefs will be serving made-to-order omelets and other delicious fare. The ticket price includes admission to the children’s museum and guests are invited to stay and play. Tickets are on sale now at the Discovery Center: $9 in advance for adults and teens, and $10 at the door; $5 for children ages 4 to 12 years; and free for children ages 3 and younger.

The Discovery Center is located at 332 Eighth Ave. South in downtown Clinton. The center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $4 per person ages 2 to 64, $3 per person ages 65 and older, free for children one and younger, and free for members of the children’s museum.

For more information on the children’s museum and its many programs, call 243-3600, email info@adlerdiscoverycenter.org, or message them Facebook at Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center.