• It’s Monarch Butterfly Week at the Discovery Center

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    August 03, 2022
    It’s monarch butterfly week at the Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center, "Clinton, Iowa's Children's Museum!”  The Discovery Center will feature its monarch butterfly habitat this week with programs on Friday and Saturday.

    Funtime Friday & Funtime Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. each morning
    Saturday Special, every Saturday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m.
    This Friday, August 5, and Saturday, August 6, at 10:30 a.m., the Funtime program will feature monarch butterflies.  The program will also be given on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., for Saturday Special.
    Each year, staff and volunteers at the Discovery Center raise monarch caterpillars and release the butterflies.  They participate in a national tagging program to help track the migrating insects.  Sarah Lind, Discovery Center executive director, will share information about the process and ways to successfully raise caterpillars and support a healthy monarch population.
    These programs require no preregistration, and activities are free with regular museum admission.

    Upcoming program topics include:
                August 12 and 13:  Parachute Play
                August 19 and 20:  Celebrate Iowa State Fair Week – Make Your Own Butter
                August 26 and 27:  Enjoy National Dog Day with Miss Kim and her Therapy Dog
                September 2 and 3: Let’s Do Some S’more Camping           
    WOW Wednesdays with Miss Jean, 2 - 5 pm
    Another weekly program at the Discovery Center is WOW Wednesday with Miss Jean, every Wednesday afternoon, from 2 to 5 p.m.  Miss Jean and her unique activities are open to all ages including adults.  She teaches  chess, plays chess matches, teaches juggling, and shares her large collection of logic puzzles, hands-on blocks and magnet games, and brain builder kits.  These activities require no preregistration and are free with museum admission.

    Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night for the Discovery Center, Tuesday, August 9, 5-7 p.m.
    Pizza Hut on North Second Street, in Clinton, will hold a fundraising night to benefit the Discovery Center on Tuesday, August 9.  The restaurant will donate 20 percent of everything sold between 5 and 7 p.m. to the children’s museum to support educational programs. The public is invited to enjoy pizza, pasta, and wings, and eat dinner for a good community cause.

    All sales are eligible including delivery, carry out, and dining in.
    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is located in Downtown Clinton, at 332 8th Avenue South, at the foot of the U.S. 30 Bridge over the mighty Mississippi. They are open five days per week:  Wednesdays, 12:30-5 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

    Admission is $5 per person for ages two to 64, $4 per person for ages 65 and older, free for children one year and younger, and free for Discovery Center members.  Annual memberships are available at the museum.

    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center is a non-profit children's museum whose mission is to provide a safe and positive environment for families to discover the world by exploring arts, culture, literacy and science through educational programs and interactive exhibits.  They turn no one away based on inability to pay.

    For more information on the children's museum and its many programs, contact them at (563) 243-3600, email info@adlerdiscoverycenter.org, or message them on Facebook at Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center.

    The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center will present programs on monarch butterflies this week on Friday and Saturday mornings, at 10:30 a.m., and on Saturday afternoon, at 2 p.m.  The museum staff and volunteers maintain a monarch habitat each summer.  Here, a newly-hatched monarch caterpillar is shown next to a pencil.

    Sarah Lind, Executive Director
    giftshop@adlerdiscoverycenter.org, (563) 243-3600