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San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum publishes virtual program

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Courtesy photo

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum may still be closed, but its virtual programs are more popular than ever.

“This is particularly important given the tactile interactions that take place in our museum space and the very young age of our visitors. While we are not yet ready to reopen to the public, we are working very hard to rethink the museum experience, while remaining true to our mission and values, ”said Executive Director Wendy Taylor, in a statement to museum email subscribers.

Here’s what you can expect from the museum in the coming weeks.

Storytime live from the museum continues to amplify BIPOC’s voices

Since March, the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum‘s daily story hour with Ms. Whitney, the museum’s director of education, has continued to gain popularity and reach, averaging over 2,000 views per day. Recognizing the urgent need to fight racism with children and families, the Museum has used its platform to share anti-racist resources and dedicated its story to amplifying black voices. Popular stories include Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold and Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport. As the Museum prepares to celebrate its 100th day of free Live Story Time event in July, it is pleased to announce that its team will continue to read stories featuring diverse voices throughout. summer.

Booming virtual summer camp

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum launched its first Little Explorers virtual camp on June 15. Perfect for ages 4 to 8, the virtual camp features a different theme each week, from “Exploring Space” to “Art Around the World” to “Coding and Engineering.” Campers can pick up or receive camp kits in the mail to complement each day’s arts and STEM activities Each day includes two Zoom sessions with Museum educators where campers can share their creations, get to know each other, sing along and play games together.

Animal fun friday

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum‘s Fun Animal Friday is back online with live events, featuring fun and furry animals, every last Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Children will learn about sloths, sea creatures and more via the Museum’s Facebook page. Each event includes a live presentation, a live Q&A, story time, and a special craft that kids can do at their own pace.

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