Kids Discovery Museum marks birthday with Play Day

  • Friday, June 1, 2018 10:21pm
  • Life

Kids Discovery Museum will host KiDiMu Play Day — its the annual anniversary celebration (formerly Birthday Bash) — for play ambassadors of all ages this Saturday.

Play Day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2. All are welcome to join the festivities and enjoy free admission and special programs at the nonprofit children’s museum.

The fun will begin with a free walk through Winslow led by marching band musicians.

“This special event is our way to celebrate our partnerships and thank the community for its continued support with what we do best – engaging generations in playful learning,” said executive director Susie Burdick.

“It is also a joyous opportunity to highlight the importance of play in the lives of early learners as we march in a festive parade joined by families and other community members. Seeing KiDiMu kids turn into advocates of their Museum and the values it represents is truly inspiring” she added. “And the walk is a lot of fun!”

All are invited to kick off the festivities with the “Kids for KiDiMu” family fun walk for kids and kids at heart.

Island Fitness instructor Tamera Roza will lead a warm-up on the plaza at 10 a.m. Then participants, led by musicians from the Bainbridge High School Band, will head out to celebrate the power of play with KiDiMu, the whole town and tourists, as they stroll through Winslow and then return to KiDiMu after a short loop.

Walkers are encouraged to register in advance at kidimu.org or at the museum to receive free commemorative T-shirts (while supply lasts; first-registered, first-served).

The walk is free for all participants and there is no registration fee, thanks to the museum’s supporters.

After the walk, families will have a chance to connect, make friends and make memories as they engage in exhibit play at KiDiMu.

In addition, they will enjoy free-of-charge programs at KiDiMu.

In the morning (starting at 11 a.m.), Project Canine’s therapy dog will teach children how to safely approach four-legged friends and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s docent will invite young artist for a special project.

In the afternoon (starting at 1 p.m.), children will decorate pillowcases for their emergency kits with Blocks, Inc. and they will enjoy sensory exploration while collaborating on an outdoor mural or playing with bubbles.

All day, Puget Sound Energy will be hosting a safety tent offering activities and books.

At 3:15 p.m. — for the day’s finale — KiDiMu’s new interim education director, Judi Neumann, will lead all in a sing-along to live autoharp music.

KiDiMu is grateful to Seattle’s Child, the event media sponsor, for additional support.

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