Special Events

Family Paint Night

Make a date with your family at the museum for a fun- filled night of painting!

Date:  Thursday, November 9
Time:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, includes admission for 1 adult and 1 child
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New Program!!


Art Around You: Exploring Contemporary Art in the Community



Visit University Galleries and participate in a scavenger hunt to help you discover the style and media used to create works of art. Then return to the museum where you will explore these styles and media as you create your own art.
Age: 7-10 years old
Dates:  Saturday, August 19
  Saturday, September 16
  Saturday, October 21
Times: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with pre-registration
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Grandparents Day Celebration


Honor your grandparents by bringing them FREE to the Children’s Discovery Museum for our annual Grandparents Day celebration! 
Grandparents enjoy:
  • Free admission for grandparents
  • 10% off purchases by grandparents in the Discover More! Store (not valid with other offers)
  • $20 off our one-year Grandparents Membership with amazing reciprocal benefits
Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $7/person ages 2 and above; grandparents free; Museum members free

Family Fun Night Events

Halloween Hoopla


Make a family memory at this fall event designed for ghosts and goblins of all ages! Kids and grown-ups alike come in costume to celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating in museum exhibits, creepy crafts and ghostly games. The Zoo Crew will be here to complete your look with free face painting! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Date:  Friday, October 27
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $7 members, $12 non-members
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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)


Join us for our 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! Dia de los Muertos is a Latino tradition that celebrates the circle of life by honoring and remembering loved ones that have died. Bring your family in to learn more and make traditional crafts like sugar skulls and shadow boxes. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
Date: Saturday, November 4
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Fee: Free activities with paid admission
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Member Appreciation Day


Museum members – get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Discover More! Store.  Our staff can help you pick the most engaging, unique toys for the children in your life.  Receive 20% off your store purchases all day!
Not a member? Member Appreciation Day is a great time to join!  Join or renew PLUS or Grandparent Memberships on November 16 and receive $20 off.  No registration needed. 
Date: Thursday, November 16
Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Family Paint Night

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Art Around You

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All Family Fun Night Events

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Halloween Hoopla

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Dia de los Muertos

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