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August 2018

All About Dogs! And other friends too!

August 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event is a partnership between the Children’s Discovery Museum and Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS). Come celebrate the incredible connections between animals and humans. Learn how to safely meet a dog and how best to enjoy the company of canines for a pawsitive experience. $14-$15. Infants and members are free. https://www.cdm.org/event/all-about-dogs/?instance_id=7927

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September 2018

Lantern Festival: Play by the Light of the Moon

September 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join in the festivities and celebrate the harvest season at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose’s sixth annual Lantern Festival. Traditionally observed by Chinese and Vietnamese communities, the evening is open to anyone wanting to have fun and learn more about these cultures. $10-$12. https://www.cdm.org/event/lantern-festival-play-light-moon/

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October 2018

Diwali: Festival of Lights 2018

October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It's a celebration of Indian culture at the Diwali Festival, which features performances, activities, and crafts that highlight a variety of traditional Indian arts. https://www.cdm.org/event/diwali-3/?instance_id=7946

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Diwali: Festival of Lights 2018

October 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It's a celebration of Indian culture at the Diwali Festival, which features performances, activities, and crafts that highlight a variety of traditional Indian arts. https://www.cdm.org/event/diwali-3/?instance_id=7946

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December 2018

Menorahs and Miracles: A Hanukkah Celebration

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Families are invited to celebrate the Hanukkah cultural celebration at the museum in partnership with Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley (APJCC). Hanukkah is also called the “Festival of Lights” and the “Festival of Dedication” and is determined each year by the Hebrew calendar. https://www.cdm.org/event/menorahs-and-miracles-a-hanukkah-celebration/?instance_id=7950

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Nature Sculptures: A Holiday Workshop with Artist Zach Pine

December 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Combine and design with nature’s loose parts! Sculpt nature with sticks, stones, flowers, and more. Collaborate in a progressive work of art that will morph and change daily in Bill’s Backyard. A new group sculpture will be built every day. https://www.cdm.org/event/nature-sculptures/

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Nature Sculptures: A Holiday Workshop with Artist Zach Pine

December 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Combine and design with nature’s loose parts! Sculpt nature with sticks, stones, flowers, and more. Collaborate in a progressive work of art that will morph and change daily in Bill’s Backyard. A new group sculpture will be built every day. https://www.cdm.org/event/nature-sculptures/

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Nature Sculptures: A Holiday Workshop with Artist Zach Pine

December 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Combine and design with nature’s loose parts! Sculpt nature with sticks, stones, flowers, and more. Collaborate in a progressive work of art that will morph and change daily in Bill’s Backyard. A new group sculpture will be built every day. https://www.cdm.org/event/nature-sculptures/

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Noon Year’s Eve Across the Time Zones

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of 2019 with the whole family by participating in the “countdown to noon across time zones” with family hugs, a noisy celebration, and the museum’s version of the famous Ball Drop in Times Square with lots of confetti. $14-$15 for admission. Infants and members enter free. https://www.cdm.org/event/noon-years-eve-3/?instance_id=8013

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January 2019

Nature Sculptures: A Holiday Workshop with Artist Zach Pine

January 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Combine and design with nature’s loose parts! Sculpt nature with sticks, stones, flowers, and more. Collaborate in a progressive work of art that will morph and change daily in Bill’s Backyard. A new group sculpture will be built every day. https://www.cdm.org/event/nature-sculptures/

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El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos 2019

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019

Bring the whole family to this popular celebration of Latino culture! https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/el-dia-de-los-tres-reyes-magos/

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February 2019

Kids Like to Move It Week

February 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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Kids Like to Move It Week

February 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Groove it, move it, and improve it during the Kids Like To Move It Week. Every day kids can boogie to a variety of music with local dance instructors and have fun learning new techniques and sharpening existing skills in a variety of activities with local sports teams. Give the heart, lungs and muscles a work-out and while learning aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves. Two Sessions: 10:30 – 12:30; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/kids-like-to-move-it/

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March 2019

Family Night at the Museum: Storytime Pajama Party

March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a special Storytime Pajama Party! Meet Pete the Cat, Potter the Otter, and Max Rhymes at live readings of your favorite books with your favorite characters. Come sip hot cocoa and enjoy stories, activities, and the entire Museum after hours! $5-$20. https://14945.blackbaudhosting.com/14945/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=e8d5099f-f141-4f2e-ab72-4379370e47ad&efndnum=&cstg=6D283CF5-F884-4D4A-ADF8-B09ACE6D0935&email=cclark%40cdm.org

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April 2019

Children of the Dragon Celebration

April 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Children of the Dragon celebrates Vietnamese culture with a day of lively music, colorful dance including the popular Lion Dance, and many exciting, hands-on art activities. The festival offers visitors the opportunity to experience the customs and traditions of life in Vietnam and those of family, friends, and neighbors at this joyful event. $14-$15. Infants and members enter free. https://www.cdm.org/celebrate/community-celebrations/children-of-the-dragon/

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June 2019

Family Night at the Museum

June 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come meet Sid, and enjoy the Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! after-hours at the Museum. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, airpower and the five senses. $5-$15. https://www.facebook.com/events/393359067926749/

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Afternoons for All Abilities

June 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come have fun at the museum during a less-crowded and quieter time! Children or caregivers with mobility challenges, difficulty communicating, or who become easily stimulated are invited to explore the museum while connecting with families who may share similar experiences. https://www.facebook.com/events/656108944842805/

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September 2019

Children’s Discovery Museum – Play Your Way

September 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Play Your Way is a special event designed for children with autism, ages 2-15, and their families, including professional resources for parents. Enjoy the entire museum supervised by our trained employees and volunteers. https://www.facebook.com/events/484332425634187/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Family Yoga

September 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join a dynamic and interactive Family Yoga session, presented by Be The Change Yoga & Wellness! You don't have to bring anything, just be ready to move and stretch with your friends. All ages and experiences welcome! This event is included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/491752764971349/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Afternoons for All Abilities

September 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children or caregivers with mobility challenges, difficulty communicating, or who become easily stimulated are invited to explore the museum while connecting with families who may share similar experiences. https://www.facebook.com/events/935962646743456/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Lantern Festival

September 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening packed with fun to celebrate the beginning of autumn. Bring your family to play in the Museum, make a lantern and parade together! https://www.facebook.com/events/434625767262200/

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October 2019

Children’s Discovery Museum – Family Yoga

October 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Come for a dynamic and interactive Family Yoga session, presented by Be The Change Yoga & Wellness! You don't have to bring anything, just be ready to move and stretch with your friends. All ages and experiences welcome! This event is included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/1070224286501435/

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Afternoons for All Abilities

October 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come have fun at the museum during a less-crowded and quieter time! Children or caregivers with mobility challenges, difficulty communicating, or who become easily stimulated are invited to explore the museum while connecting with families who may share similar experiences. $14-$15. Free for infants under 1 year. https://www.facebook.com/events/433679827248906/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Kids Draw Architecture

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring your creativity, your curiosity, and come sketch with architects! AIA Silicon Valley will be joining you in the Art Studio to teach you about the beauty of architectural drawings. This event is included with admission to the museum. https://www.facebook.com/events/1440373656125028/

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Diwali: Festival of Lights

October 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join CDM for a Diwali celebration featuring performances, activities, and crafts that bring the Indian Festival of Lights to life! $14-$15. Free for infants under 1 year. https://www.facebook.com/events/1278809198945757/

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Diwali: Festival of Lights

October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join CDM for a Diwali celebration featuring performances, activities, and crafts that bring the Indian Festival of Lights to life! $14-$15. Free for infants under 1 year. https://www.facebook.com/events/1278809198945757/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Halloween Family Night

October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This Halloween, join Children’s Discovery Museum for an “all treats, no tricks” bash for the entire family! Come in costume and experience the spooky magic of the Museum after hours! $5-$20. https://www.facebook.com/events/463723397804878/

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November 2019

Children’s Discovery Museum – Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In Mexico, Central America, and parts of the United States, this joyful family celebration honors the lives of ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. There will be special activities, performances and a visit from playful skeleton friends (calaveras) and puppets from Teatro Familia Aztlan. This event is included with general admission to the museum. https://www.facebook.com/events/922304908139457/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Children’s Book Week

November 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Happy 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! This children’s literacy initiative celebrates the books that shape lifelong readers. Every day this week, CDM will have an all-ages storytime in the theatre featuring one of their favorite books! Storytimes are included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/528857287866904/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Children’s Book Week

November 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Happy 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! This children’s literacy initiative celebrates the books that shape lifelong readers. Every day this week, CDM will have an all-ages storytime in the theatre featuring one of their favorite books! Storytimes are included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/528857287866904/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Children’s Book Week

November 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Happy 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! This children’s literacy initiative celebrates the books that shape lifelong readers. Every day this week, CDM will have an all-ages storytime in the theatre featuring one of their favorite books! Storytimes are included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/528857287866904/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Children’s Book Week

November 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Happy 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! This children’s literacy initiative celebrates the books that shape lifelong readers. Every day this week, CDM will have an all-ages storytime in the theatre featuring one of their favorite books! Storytimes are included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/528857287866904/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Family Yoga

November 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join a dynamic and interactive Family Yoga session, presented by Be The Change Yoga & Wellness! You don't have to bring anything, just be ready to move and stretch with your friends. All ages and experiences welcome! This event is included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/389839338384633/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Afternoons for All Abilities

November 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come have fun at the museum during a less-crowded and quieter time! Children or caregivers with mobility challenges, difficulty communicating, or who become easily stimulated are invited to explore the museum while connecting with families who may share similar experiences. $14-$15. Free for infants under 1 year. https://www.facebook.com/events/599983993741209/

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Meet the Artist: Jonathan Pappas of Unusually Brilliant

November 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come meet Jonathan Pappas, a teenage maze artist, and see his 2D, 3D, and video maze exhibitions! This event is included with Museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/2111355665832714/

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December 2019

Children’s Discovery Museum – World AIDS Day Events

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome, Marilee Jennings, CEO of the Children's Discovery Museum and Emcee Supervisor Cindy Chavez and others for a program to educate the public on HIV/AIDS. https://www.facebook.com/events/754623928387580/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Celebration of Life & Light

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It's a program of music, speakers and short silence for those in the Light. Learn about local initiatives and progress from local speakers, emceed by Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez. https://www.facebook.com/events/2570188679738228/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Menorahs and Miracles

December 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You're invited to enjoy Hanukah activities at the Children's Discover Museum, in partnership with the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center. Activities available all afternoon include making a candle, playing the dreidel game, building a paper chain menorah, going on a scavenger hunt for miracles in Bill's Big Backyard and tasting Hanukah treats! Regular museum admission fees apply. https://www.facebook.com/events/2238941692877095/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Family Yoga

December 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join a dynamic and interactive Family Yoga session, presented by Be The Change Yoga & Wellness! You don't have to bring anything, just be ready to move and stretch with your friends. All ages and experiences welcome! This event is included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/2312881275644136/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Afternoons for All Abilities

December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come have fun at the museum during a less-crowded and quieter time! Children or caregivers with mobility challenges, difficulty communicating, or who become easily stimulated are invited to explore the museum while connecting with families who may share similar experiences. $14-$15. Free for infants under 1 year. https://www.facebook.com/events/2156823951112637/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Holiday Create and Skate

December 16, 2019 - December 24, 2019

Make this a December to remember with festive fun for the whole family! All month long, build snow scenes with artsy materials, create crystals, and paint your face like snow royalty. Also, at Amazing Sock Skating, flaunt your craziest socks and head to the museum for endless fun on the iceless skating rink. This event is included with Museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/2449940358668746/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Amazing Sock Skating Kick-Off!

December 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

At amazing sock skating, flaunt your craziest socks and head to the museum for endless fun on the iceless skating rink! This event is included with Museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/3327907210614233/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Holiday Create and Skate

December 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Make this a December to remember with festive fun for the whole family! All month long, build snow scenes with artsy materials, create crystals, and paint your face like snow royalty. Also, at Amazing Sock Skating, flaunt your craziest socks and head to the museum for endless fun on the iceless skating rink. This event is included with Museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/2449940358668746/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Noon Year’s Eve

December 31, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Celebrate the arrival of 2020 with your whole family. Participate in CDM's “countdown to noon across time zones” with family hugs, a noisy celebration, and the Museum’s version of the famous Ball Drop in Times Square at noon, 1 pm and 2 pm! This event is included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/2342953115967883/

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February 2020

Children’s Discovery Museum – The Brian Waite Band: Spelunkalicious!

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the band that has rocked its way into the hearts of both kids and parents as they explore funky caves and rockin' planets in search of tunes that will have the whole family dancing! This performance is included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/1254375301438078/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Family Yoga

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join CDM for a dynamic and interactive Family Yoga session, presented by Be The Change Yoga & Wellness! All ages and experiences welcome! This event is included with museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/185784822824874/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Afternoons for All Abilities

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come have fun at the museum during a less-crowded and quieter time! Children or caregivers with mobility challenges, difficulty communicating, or who become easily stimulated are invited to explore the museum while connecting with families who may share similar experiences. https://www.facebook.com/events/183353669390231/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Family Night at the Museum with Potter the Otter

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come enjoy some Valentine's family bonding at an exclusive sneak preview of the exhibit before it opens to the public. Enjoy hands-on activities, a Potter storytime, make Potter-themed Valentines for your friends and family, and of course, meet Potter! Free to members, and $5 for non-members. https://www.facebook.com/events/2510019649239611/

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Children’s Discovery Museum – Kids Like To Move It!

February 17 - February 21

Join CDM for a week full of fun activities that will get you moving, dancing and challenging yourself to learn new skills! Included in museum admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/109849650452263/

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