Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Discovery Studio is NOW OPEN!

The verdict is in: kids – and grown-ups – LOVE Discovery Studio! We welcomed our first group of 11 children, ages 2 to 13, into this vibrant new art and science exploration space and they were all deeply engaged in imaginative play for a full hour, plus created pieces to help us decorate the Studio.

Some scenes from Discovery Studio:

Come see Discovery Studio for yourselves, and please leave us a comment to let us know what you think! Also enter the contest to name our tortoise – submit your suggestions here or on our Facebook page.

This Summer in Discovery Studio
Discovery Studio is open for self-guided exploration each Thursday through Monday, with some facilitated activities. Explore a different theme each week, with activities appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities.
July 7 - 11 • Opening Celebration! Sample a selection of imaginative activities that will be offered in Discovery Studio. August 4 - 8 • Animal Adventures
Create critters, craft wild habitats and encounter live animals.
July 14 - 18 • Nature Investigators
Create with and examine objects from the natural world.
August 11 - 15 • Light and Color
Experiment with the art and science of color mixing.
July 21 - 25 • Block Builders
Tackle engineering challenges with an assortment of interesting blocks.
August 18 - 24 • Texture Trace
Experience sensory explorations from mild to messy.
July 28 - August 1 • Earth and Water
Investigate the movement of water, scoop sand and sculpt clay.
August 25 - 31 • Re-Constructors
Sculpt and build with an artful array of recycled materials.

Click here to learn about the inspiration for and process of creating Discovery Studio. And thank you to everyone who supported the Thrive Drive for helping to make this new space a reality!

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