Annual “Night of Discovery” Dinner and Auction

Curious Minds Discovery Zone presents the 2016 “Night of Discovery” dinner and auction.

Come join us for a great time supporting our local children’s museum!

This annual event helps fund our local museum’s daily operation costs, as well allowing us to build new and exciting exhibits for the kids to explore.  We would love for you to join us for this event!  Tickets are just $35 dollars and include a spectacular meal by Mom’s Best Catering and drinks all night.  We will have tons of auction items sure to please and music for your enjoyment.  You can also sponsor a table for $600.

August 20, 2016 from 6:00 pm to midnight

PRC Gym located at 200 Heacock Avenue Parsons, KS

Contact us for more details if interested:  620-778-2657  or   620-778-2839

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Out of the Box Camp

We had a great time at camp this week. Campers created crafts from corrugated boxes. Crafts included making a spinner, alligator jaw, painting a cat or penguin and creating their own sculpture from cardboard squares. Campers then showed off their personal talents creating their own design from boxes and craft items.  Some their creations included a turtle shell, tank, party car and space ship.

Curious Minds would like to thank Walmart for donating the boxes for this week camp.

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Closed for Father’s Day

To allow staff time with family, Curious Minds will be closed for Father’s Day.

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July and August Camps

Older kids camps at Curious Minds are about to maximum campers.  The two camps that have spots available are:  Minute to Win it and Emergency Services camp.  Contact Becky to register for these camps.

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June Summer Camps

Update:  Registration for these camps are closed.  Camps are at maximum participants.  

Summer camps are filling up fast.  The June summer camps are now full.

June Summer Camp Flyer

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Lego City

This week we were excited to have Neodesha Kindergarten classes at the museum for a field trip.

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During their visit we read the book “Block City” by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The story is about a boy who creates his own city out of blocks.  The students then become very creative, using our extra Legos they worked together to create a city for Ian and Lacey.  They were very imaginative with their creations.  There were buildings that were tall, short, skinny and fat.

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They event made sure to provide transportation with cars, trains, and planes.

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Field trips can be arranged for schools, scouting, church groups and home school students.  Contact the museum if you are interested in booking a field trip.

Becky

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Pasta Bridge Competition

We had some great entries in this year’s pasta bridge competition.  There was a total of 13 entries, with one individual entry and all others were composed of a team of builders.

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2016 CMDZ Pasta Bridge Winners:

1st place:  Jayce (4th grade)

2nd place:  Raw Pastahh- Damais, Manaye, Kennedy, Dazara (3rd grade)

3rd place:  Iron Pigs- Conner, Aubree, Hunter, Chassis (3rd grade)

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Thanks to all that participated.  We cannot wait to see next years bridges.

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Closing Update

The museum will be closed on Friday, March 4.  The carpet and walls are still drying out from the water leak. We will be open on Saturday, March 5.  So bring in your pasta bridge to be judged.

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CMDZ Closed

Due to a water leak from the upstairs apartment, CMDZ will be closed on Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th.  We are hoping to be open on Saturday during regular hours.

 

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Lego View- Week 2

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Today Lacey has discovered the kitchen area of our museum.  Although the kitchen is still too big for Lacey it is sized just right for kids to explore and create a five course meal.  There is a sink where kids can pretend to wash the dishes or fill up a bucket to mop the floor.

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Pans are sized just right for the stove top to cook a vegetable stew of tomatoes and carrots.  For baking, Lacey can put cake pans into the oven and set the knobs to the correct temperature.

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After visiting the store Lacey is able to put her groceries away into the refrigerator.  She has a great view of all of her sandwich ingredients.

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There is so much to see here at Curious Minds and Ian or Lacey will show you a new area of the museum next week.

Becky

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