Golf balls from the popular “Motion Madness: Fun with Physics” exhibit at Kids Discovery Museum will roll far beyond their usual designated space later this month — travelling through the building, putted by golfers of all ages and skill levels — as the nonprofit children’s museum becomes an 18-hole miniature golf course for the third KiDiMu Mini Golf Masters fundraiser.
The big benefit, previously hosted in November, is Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, and features two special events – both open to the public.
“Although the museum is best known to serve families with young children, it truly is a cultural community hub that brings generations together — from senior and teen volunteers, educators and professionals to parents and tots,” said executive director Susie Burdick. “Here, they connect and learn from one another and support each other.
“We are thrilled to invite them all to be a part of KiDiMu Masters and support early learners while having fun. We hope to inspire kids of all ages to experience the power and joy of play.”
Friday’s just-for-grownups event offers serious fun for adult golfers and museum supporters (must be 21-or-older) between 6:30 and 10 p.m. They will play a round of golf and learn about the museum as they putt through the exhibit space.
Beer, wine, and food, included with their ticket ($100 per person), will be served, and there will be a complimentary photo booth as well.
Prizes will be awarded for best golf outfit, best work-around, and most enthusiastic group. The course champion will be awarded a prize, commemorative trophy, coveted red vest and bragging rights for life.
Advance RSVP is required to attend and tee time reservations can be made online at www.kidimu.org.
Then, golfers of all ages are invited to experience the museum in a different way on Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will putt through the exhibits while having fun with friends and family.
Even the youngest KiDiMu fans will be able to participate in support of their favorite museum. The cost of adult admission for those 12-and-older will be $10, and child admission (12 months to 11 years) is $8 each, with all the proceeds to benefit KiDiMu.
There will be no charge for children under 12 months.
The museum will be set up for golf fun and not the usual exhibit play. Admission includes golf play and special clubhouse activities, including a golf-themed photo booth by Sparkson Photography, to entertain the golfers before and after their tee time.
Advance RSVP is not required to attend. For detailed information, visit www.kidimu.org or call 206-855-4650.