Friday, June 25, 2010

FREE Grand re-opening of the Detroit Children's Museum 6/26 6/27

Enjoy a FREE Outdoor Block Party, Hands-on Activities, Planetarium Shows and More at the Grand Re-opening the Children's Museum

This weekend the nation’s third oldest children’s museum will once again welcome the laughter and curiosity of young children through its doors when the Detroit Children’s Museum celebrates its grand re-opening June 26-27, 2010. Admission will be free for all visitors on opening weekend.

Now part of the Detroit Science Center, the Children’s Museum has long been one of Detroit’s cultural gems. Featuring a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts ranging from dinosaur bones to dioramas, masks, costumes and dolls from around the world, an extensive collection of rocks, fossils and crystals, and more; plus a “touch the stars” planetarium; and hands-on art and activity stations, the museum will offer visitors a unique look at world cultures, art, history and science.

Visitors on opening weekend will see some old favorites including theSilverbolt horse sculpture and Champ, the Bengal tiger, plus new displays featuring changing artifacts from the museum’s vast collection. In celebration of the grand re-opening, the museum will hold an outdoor block party with music, science shows, face painting, activities from Arts & Scraps, the Eastern Market Family Farmer’s Market, and performances by the Grateful Dads and Detroit School of Rock and Pop.

Opening day will kick off with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting and public hours from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hours on June 27 will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Detroit Children's Musuem
6134 2nd Avenue, Detroit - (313) 873-8100


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