The Winter Wonders exhibit returns to the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16, and will be on display until Monday, Jan. 20.
Throughout the Winter Wonders exhibit, children may play dress up in the cozy cottage, “make” gingerbread cookies, and shop all by themselves for holiday gifts for family members at the Holiday Shoppe. They may take a stroll through the winter forest and spend time in the cozy reading area.
Winter Wonders will open on Nov. 16 with a blast of cold from the season’s first snowfall, during the annual “Snow Day” celebration. In addition to playing in the artificial snow, guests will enjoy snowflake tortillas, screen-print scarf-making, the appearance of Jack Frost and “Suzy Snowflake,” and a special “Let It Snow!" Show in the Atrium. From 12-4 p.m., children will be engaged as they enjoy making winter crowns, attend the Hansel and Gretel Opera performance and create 3D snowflakes.
“Winter Wonders offers families the opportunity to enjoy the magic of the holidays in a rich educational setting,” said Jayne Griffin, director of Education at Creative Discovery Museum. “Kids experience the joy of giving through the Creative Discovery Museum Holiday Shoppe, enjoy the fun of a winter day in the Winter Wonders exhibit and learn about all things cold in the Wintry Weather Science Demo.”
The Holiday Shoppe returns this season with an opportunity for children to pick out reasonably price items for friends and family members. Children can pick out gifts, pay for the items and receive help with gift-wrapping. The special kids’ Holiday Shoppe will be open from 1–3 p.m. on the following dates:
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 27, 29, 30
Sunday, Dec. 1
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15