Thank You!

We would like to say that we are so grateful for all of our charitable donors. Their generosity will allow us to continue providing fun and unique education opportunities to children in the Southeast Kansas Region.

A special thanks to the people and organizations that donated the items necessary for our auction to take place.

William & Tammy Mahoney

Corky & Alice Beachner

The Dr. Phil Show

The Wheel of Fortune show

Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa

Dan VanLeeuwen

Downstream Casino

Steve and David Ray

Jerry Clemens

Commercial Bank/Jake Warrington

Mark and Jody Johnson

Dennis Wilson

Kansas University

Jim Zaleski

Luke Gilmore

Bill and Cheryl Bowen

Megan Rexwinkle

April Lubbers

Deer Creek Golf Course

Sand Creek Station

Dub’s Dread Golf Course

Great Wolf Lodge

Ride the Ducks

Tracy Gilmore

Maggie Kracht

Holly McKinzie

Upscale Country Fine Home Furnishings

Savannah Gillis

Leslie Stringer

Parsons Girlfriends

Kenny & Debbie LaForge

Parsons Quilting Guild

Bethany McCarty

Skip Smith & Framing Memories

A.J. Wood

Mike Godbey

Charlean & Keith Wilson

A Night of Discovery

Fundraiser Flyer


Items to be auctioned off include:

Passes to Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

Two tickets to any “Ride the Ducks” attraction

One night & buffet for two at Downstream Casino

Four tickets to the September 21st Royals home game

Branson bundle for nine (Condo, White water tickets, Silver Dollar City tickets, and a show)

Tickets to see Dr. Phil

KU ball-boy experience

Hot air balloon ride

Fish fry provided by Commercial Bank

Diva Party at Curious Minds

Pirate Party at Curious Minds

Violin event/lessons

Turkey hunt with Steve or David Ray

Origami Owl® necklaces


Admission to Annabelle’s Fun Farm

Alaskan experience

Thirty-One® tote

Magic show by Dennis Wilson

$300 Amtrak gift certificate

New display dedication

The Airport Extreme Indoor Trampoline Park

Airplane ride with Jerry Clemens

Four rounds of golf at Deer Creek golf course

Four rounds of golf at Sand Creek Station golf course

Four rounds of golf at Dub’s Dread golf course

Kid’s Basket from Upscale Country

Photo session with April Lubbers

Gourmet meal for four by Mark and Jody Johnson

Moonlight Madness

Moonlight Madness Photo

Children and adults alike will be staying up past their bedtime to come see the museum at night. From 3:30 pm to 11:00 pm admission will be free for Downtown Parsons’s Moonlight Madness! Whether you’re a CMDZ regular or just a curious mind looking to see what we’re all about, stop by and see what activities we have set up.


Lego Camp

The kids had a lot of fun at our Lego Camp. The camp took place over two days and included a variety of Lego themed activities that allowed the kids to express their imagination and creativity.


The campers had access to ALL of the museum’s Legos, allowing for endless possibilities.


Who could build the tallest tower?


The campers got to play with our computer controlled Legos and our Lego Mindstorm Robots.


We only have a few more camps left this summer and a limited number of open spots, so check out our calendar and don’t let your child miss out on the fun!

We are auctioning off a Shaun Hill autographed print from artist Skip Smith with a frame donated by Framing Memories.



Bidding will begin at $150. To place your bid drop by Curious Minds Discovery Zone today!

The auction closes on August 1st at 12:00 pm.