Monday, August 15, 2011

Transformations and Extra Sparkle for DCM

DuPage Children's Museum will be closed from August 29 through September 11 for new exhibit installation and facility deep cleaning. Although we do clean and sanitize all the manipulatives in the Museum every night, during shutdown we take the cleaning to a whole new level. We pull just about everything off the floor, steam clean, power scrub, paint and repair the building and our exhibits. You’ll need to wear your sunglasses when we re-open…it will be so clean it will sparkle!

Remember that The Play’s the Thing- Act II is closing in Monday, August 22nd. Be sure to come into the Museum in the next two weeks to experience this popular exhibit before it is removed to make room for our NEW exhibit. Get back on track when the Museum re-opens on Monday, September 12, when Trains – Get on board! pulls into DuPage Children’s Museum.

So while you are thinking about what you will do while the Museum is closed for two weeks, take a few minutes to watch this wonderful video from Dr. Christine Carter, titled “Get Out and Play.” She talks about how play helps children in so many ways. Think about what you like to do or what you enjoyed doing as a child. Revisit those activities with your child and see what fun you can share together. Go ahead, get your play on!

Submitted by Carrie Abbott-Walk, Master Early Learning Educator and Marcia Z. MacRae, Interdisciplinary Arts Specialist

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