CLINTON — The Discovery Center is planning exciting activities for its weekly programs and events. Make your own baby chick to take home on WOW Wednesday. Then, peep in to see and hold the new baby chicks at Funtime Friday. Each of these programs is free with regular museum admission or membership.
Also, the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is having its annual Egg-stravaganza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m April 20.
On Monday, April 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., dine in, carry out, or drive through Wendy’s restaurant to help support your local children’s museum. Wendy’s will donate 10% of all sales during that time to the Discovery Center.
Wednesday, April 17, from 2 to 5 p.m., is a WOW Wednesday at the Discovery Center, sponsored by US Bank Foundation. Craft with yarn and make your own adorable pompom chick to take home and love.
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. She also will also be at the Discovery Center on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. is Funtime Friday, sponsored by the Clinton Kiwanis Club and Alliant Energy Foundation. Come peep in on the new baby chicks, where you’ll get to hold these newly hatched babies. The baby chicks are sponsored by Schlecht Hatchery in Miles. This popular program is designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups, although all age children are welcome anytime, especially during school breaks.
The Egg-stravaganza is finally here. On Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come celebrate spring with the Discovery Center’s annual tradition of egg decorating, chick holding, and big, soft, floppy-eared bunny petting.
Great Give Day
Thursday, May 9 is Great Give Day. This is an online event for many non-profit organizations and offers 24 hours of online giving to help the Discovery Center’s endowment fund.
On Saturday, May 11, the Discovery Center is holding a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop by and have a look at the great deals in the Discovery Center parking lot. You’ll receive a free admission pass with your purchase. All proceeds will benefit Clinton’s non-profit children’s museum and support its many programs and special events. The Discovery Center is also looking for items to add to the rummage sale. If you would like to donate any item, please contact Andy at (563) 468-7108.
On Saturday May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., plan to come and make a beautiful Mother’s Day card for your wonderful mom. A creative, colorful creation station will be available for you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or message them on Facebook at Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center.