The Kids Discovery Museum will host the grand opening of its new gift store at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
Shoppers are invited to explore the re-imagined retail space and enjoy special holiday savings and prizes.
The museum’s store will offer a variety of educational toys, books and puzzles - a significant number of which were made in the United States - that foster social and emotional learning, creativity, critical thinking and other skills necessary for academic success. Proceeds from sales will support the nonprofit’s mission and outreach efforts.
“Our vision for the store was not only to help keep KiDiMu financially sustainable thanks to retail revenues but also to align the toy and book selection closely with the Museum’s educational mission and offer choices that would encourage inquiry and imaginative play,” said executive director Susie Burdick.
Development and operations manager Deborah Baker “curated” the store’s selection.
“I was inspired by our interactive exhibits and wanted to provide families with the opportunity to take a piece of KiDiMu with them so that the learning fun can continue beyond the time spent at the museum,” Baker said.
During the grand opening, the general public will receive a 10-percent discount storewide. Members will be offered 15 percent off all merchandise. In addition, everyone will be able to purchase gift memberships at a discounted price.
Shoppers will also have a chance to win prizes, including a set of parenting resources and a museum membership.
The grand opening is a part of the Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting event, organized by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association.
For more information about the annual festivities, visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
The Museum Gift Store will be open daily during visiting hours. For more information, visit www.kidimu.org or call 206-855-4650.