By Rachel Hoeing
Summer is right around the corner, and as always, the Triad is not lacking in fun for your family. Check out today’s spotlight for ways your children can enjoy the summer!
In this week’s Sunday Spotlight:
~ Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
~ Tech City at SciWorks
~ Summer at Salem Gymnastics
~ Anthem for America at the High Point Museum
~ Forsyth Family’s Kids Morning Out
Hands-on, minds-on at summer camp at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem! Themes include Puppets a’Plenty, Big Bang Boom Rock Star Camp, Mission Impossible, Construction Junction, First Time on the Field and more.Learn More and Register Today at childrensmuseumofws.org/camps. Purchase a Summer Pass and enjoy unlimited visits to the Children’s Museum from Memorial Day to Labor Day for two named adults and all children in the household for only $60! Learn more atchildrensmuseumofws.org/memberships. Lastly, on Saturday, June 28th, come enjoy a Sofia the First Tea Party! Make and wear your very own tiara, listen to a Sofia the First story time and create fun Sofia-inspired crafts like a wand and necklace. Children and adults enjoy tasty tea-time treats-a mini cupcake, fruit and more! For more information visit, conta.cc/1iifquO.
SciWorks’ new traveling exhibit, Tech City, allows visitors of all ages to explore the real-world problems faced by engineers. Twelve highly-interactive stations use hands-on activities which appeal to a wide variety of learning styles as they promote engineering as a problem-solving process. Highlights include: “Separation Station” (where visitors “clean” the water), “Traffic Jam” (in which visitors use computers to optimize traffic flow), and “Earthquake” (where visitors design and build structures and then test their results against earthquake forces on the shake table). Tech City opens Saturday, June 14th, but visitors can preview the exhibit at Family Friday Night on June 13th from 4-8pm! And, since the kids will tire of the pool eventually, check out SciWork’s summer SciCamps! Rising K-6th graders will have fun while learning in one-day or week-long camps about animals, astronomy, botany, chemistry, color, dinosaurs, film animation, forensics, pirates, and the Wild West! Visit www.sciworks.org for details.
Come to a fabulous facility where the most amazing things are possible. Salem Gymnastics is a 2014 Choice Award Winner! For over 34 years, Salem Gymnastics has offered quality, educational fun to the children of Winston-Salem. And now, it’s not just gymnastics anymore with its Salem’s Totally Kids Camps. From cooking to camping, super heroes to pirates, princesses, dinosaurs, detectives and more, Totally Kids Camps bring safe, active fun to boys and girls ages 3+. With 30+ kid-friendly themes, each camp is professionally designed to be active, educational, imaginative and a whole lot of fun. Flexible scheduling allows you to choose from morning, afternoon, or full day camps, and they offer deep discounts for multiple camps. Plus, mention TMoM and first time campers can take $20 off their first camp! See for yourself why Salem Gymnastics Sports Center is the place “Where Confidence Soars” Visit SalemGym.com today!
Raise It Up! Anthem for America at the High Point Museum
Anthem for America will be a live world-wide celebration when millions of Americans come together to commemorate the 200th birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner on the National Mall, steps from the original flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814. The High Point Museum will show support by hosting a community sing-along at 4pm on Saturday, June 14th. Join in this tribute to our flag and our national anthem. Visit the museum website at highpointmuseum.org.
Round up the kids and some friends and head on over to Old Salem Museums & Gardens on Monday, June 16 from 10 a.m. until noon for a FREE Kids’ Morning Outsponsored by Forsyth Family magazine. The fun will take place at the Frank L. Horton Museum Center and the Meadow just outside the Horton Center at 924 South Main Street. There will be a puppet show, a bubble blowing activity, hoop games, and more! It’s a great way to kick-off your summer of fun!
~ Sponsored by CMWS, SciWorks, and Salem Gymnastics