Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This week at the Detroit Children's Museum we are continuing our celebration of Native American Heritage Month. We have several new displays with Native American Regalia that are beautifully decorated with feathers and porcupine quills. This Saturday, Nov. 20, we will be having a special Corn Husk Doll making activity (while supplies last), our Sky Tellers planetarium show, plus our special Native American exhibits.

Registration is now open for our first annual Gingerbread House Contest. Go to www.detroitsciencecenter.org for more details on rules, registration and prizes.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Julie's Journal - From the Director's Desk

Our Oct. 30 Spooky Science event was a wonderful success! We had over 200 visitors for our special activities including pumpkin bowling, bat activities, giveaways and more. The Candy Corn Contest winner guessed there were 500 pieces in the jar. The actual count was 556. Great job!

This month is our salute to Native American Heritage Month. We will have special planetarium shows highlighting stories from native Americans about the constellations in the night sky called "Sky Tellers." These will be shown Tuesday - Friday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. In addition, we have several Native America exhibits for you to explore as well as arts & crafts activities throughout the month. Plus we have some new arrivals on our hands-on activities including the Marble Inclined Plane and the Weather Map.

We hope to see you soon. Mention this update when you visit to receive a free Detroit Children's Museum pin.