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Exploring the Museum with Young Children

Emily LemonsBy Emily Lemons
Early Childhood Manager

When you visit Creative Discovery Museum with a young child (under 5), you may think that you’ll be spending all of your time in the Little Yellow House. While we hope your little one will enjoys that area, there’s much, much more of the Museum for them to explore.

One of the most popular places in the museum for young children is RiverPlay. Even toddlers can enjoy playing with boats and Continue reading →

Don’t Knock It ‘Til You’ve Tried It

Allie (headshot)By Allie Karnes
Teen Volunteer

Never believe you can’t do something until you try.

This past summer, Creative Discovery Museum’s Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) received a grant from the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund to create an app for children.

Many of the other MAPs (including me) were hesitant to join the project at first, because we thought we would have to write computer code—something most of us knew nothing about. However, thanks to a little “healthy” pressure from Museum staff and our parents, we decided to join the group.

We had no idea how much we would learn and what great opportunities working on the Mozilla grant would open up for us in the future. Continue reading →

Dew vs. Frost

KarenBy: Karen Dewhirst
Museum Science Manager

You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of cold weather science outside your front door this time of year. Experiencing the snow, sleet, frost, dew, fog, and blustery north wind of the season are great ways to foster an interest in the science of weather.

Try this simple experiment to explore the difference between dew and frost: Continue reading →

Go Ahead – Destroy It!

KarenBy: Karen Dewhirst
Museum Science Manager

Kids love using grown-up tools and taking things apart. Broken or outdated, electronic equipment is the perfect foil for safe tool exploration and can help children develop multiple skills.

Not every child will be so inclined, but many enjoy using electrical component pieces, glue, wire, and tape to create something from their imagination. The results are usually wild, wacky, and wonderful! Continue reading →

Curtain Call

AmyBy Amy Barrett
Museum Experience Manager

It was one minute ’til the curtain was set to rise when a little hand reached up to squeeze mine.  I looked down and saw a beautiful, dimpled face.

“Break a leg, Mama,” a sweet voice said, looking up at me with a grin.

This is just one of the many memories I have from my summer experience that I shared with my 10-year-old daughter, Kaylee, as we both participated in the musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Continue reading →

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