|PREVIEW: CDM calls for super hero kids|
|Written by Elizabeth Brei, Daily Vidette Senior Staff|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:04|
The Children’s Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal will host Super Hero Family Fun Night this Friday, July 20 from 6–8 p.m. at the museum.
Children are encouraged to wear the costumes of their favorite superheroes. Angie Gulley, Public Programs coordinator in charge of the event, said that there will be many activities available for children and their parents to participate in.
“For all the Family Fun Nights, we always do themed games and crafts,” she explained.
Some of the activities include a “Toss the Kryptonite Bozo Bucket” game, a superhero obstacle course and a glow-in-the-dark “Bat Cave” activity.
Also included will be activities with the ISU Chemistry Club and superhero-related Kinect video games in partnership with GameStop. There will also be snacks and the chance to make masks and capes.
The activities are meant to be fun for both children and their parents, Gulley said.
“These are really geared toward being a family event,” she said. “We will definitely see people come in with their whole families, with people of various age ranges. This is definitely an opportunity for everyone to come out together.”
Gulley explained that Family Fun Nights occur each year, and the Museum chooses a different theme depending on what is popular that year.
This year’s theme corresponds with the releases of “The Avengers,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“We just thought it would be a really great theme to go with for the summer,” she said. “It is proving to be very successful so far. Over 100 people have registered for the event, so I think we were onto something when we came up with the theme.”
The museum has also hosted Fun Nights corresponding with the release of Harry Potter books and films, celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, a fairy tale theme and annually in celebrating Halloween and Christmas. Next year, they are thinking of a carnival theme.
Admission will be $2 for museum members and $8 for non-members. Besides the set activities for the evening, all of the regular exhibits will also be available.