Kidzu Children's Museum https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org Inspired Learning Through Creative Play Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:03:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-favicon-teal-07-2.png Kidzu Children's Museum https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org 32 32 Best of Camp Kidzu Roundup https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/best-of-camp-kidzu-roundup/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/best-of-camp-kidzu-roundup/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:58:44 +0000 https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=28030

It’s been a blast to have such amazing little ones here all summer at Camp Kidzu. As today is the last day of summer camp, we thought it would be nice to share with you some of our favorite moments this year!

10. Bees, Bats, + Butterflies 

Campers flutter to the Front Yard while adorned with their homemade, recycled butterfly wings!

9. Kids in the Kitchen

Campers host a pancake brunch for their loving caretakers!

8. Mad Science 

Campers provide nutrients to our garden!

7. Pirates + Princesses

Royal campers show off their crafty crowns!

6. Kids in the Kitchen 

Future chefs whip up banana muffins from scratch! (They’re delicious!)

5. Earth Explorations

Horticulturalist campers peruse plants in the Front Yard.

4. Tiny Tinkerers 

Campers inflate balloons using water bottles! Wow!

3. Tiny Tinkerers

Campers blow us away with the wonders of the wind (tunnel)!

2. Kids in the Kitchen 

Mama mia! That’s a good lookin’ pizza!

  1. Superhero Extravaganza

What’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a camper!

If you like what you’ve seen, we are offering 3 So Long Summer Day Camps which will run from August 21st – August 23rd. Click here for more information + to register! Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog!

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Thank you Alban Elved Dance Company https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/thank-alban-elved-dance-company/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/thank-alban-elved-dance-company/#respond Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:41:03 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=12003 ]]> https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/thank-alban-elved-dance-company/feed/ 0 “The Suitcase Garden” https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/the-suitcase-garden/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/the-suitcase-garden/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:38:44 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11999

Join us for a special performance by the Alban Elved Dance Company (Wilmington, NC) of “The Suitcase Garden” on January 22nd from 3-4PM, Free with Museum Admission. The Suitcase Garden is a magical and insightful piece for all ages. The concept of a treasured life is show in thoughtful storytelling through movement, shadows, and lights. The set design, dance, and story draws in the viewers and leaves the audience in awe. 

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Dream with us! https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/dream-with-us/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/dream-with-us/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:36:09 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11996

What are your big dreams? Kidzu wants to help you achieve your goals and that all starts with a good education! Come to Kidzu and learn about science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and design among some of your closest friends! We like to have fun and we also like to learn, so if you want to build a machine to shoot paper planes across Kidzu or if you want to recreate Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork in your own style, Kidzu is the place for you!  Comment us what your big dreams are! What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Who is your favorite team? https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/who-is-your-favorite-team/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/who-is-your-favorite-team/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:33:37 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11994 It’s basketball season! Do you have a favorite basketball team? At Kidzu there are a lot of different favorite teams, and everyone loves to cheer theirs on. Did you know that Michael Jordan has scored more points in the playoffs than any other player? 5,987 to be exact! That’s more points than I have ever scored. Have you ever played basketball? How many points have you scored?

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Spanish Immersion Classes at Kidzu! https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/spanish-immersion-classes-kidzu/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/spanish-immersion-classes-kidzu/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:28:07 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11988

Hola amigos! Kidzu loves to celebrate different languages and different cultures, and we have been doing this for awhile! These pictures were from our Spanish storytime program in 2013! We are now at a new location and we have a new Book Nook Library, but the language immersion is still the same! Over the years we have added even more programs to Kidzu to help teach new languages in a fun way! One exciting program that we have multiple times every month is Flip4Kids hosted at Kidzu.

Kidzu teams up with Flip4Kids to offer multiple 5-week Spanish immersion classes. Classes include singing, movement, games, arts and crafts! These activities provide a more natural environment for children to listen, learn and speak a new language. Registration takes place through Flip4KidsNC.com.

The first session for 2017 runs on Thursdays, beginning January 12th and concluding February 9th. We hope to see you there!

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Snow Days! https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/snow-days/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/snow-days/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:26:01 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11986 What did you do over the snow days?

As you all know North Carolina was hit with a big snowstorm this past weekend. Whether you stayed inside all day or ventured outside to play, let us know! These are some of our favorite snow day activities that are fun for the whole family!

1.     Read a good book!

2.     Build a snowman and use your favorite veggie for a nose

3.     Have a snowball fight with friends

4.     Build an igloo

5.     Adventure on a hiking trail and watch how it changes with the snow

6.     Drink hot chocolate and bake cookies

7.     Catch up on your homework!

8.     Design and build a creation using household objects

9.     Write a story about your perfect snow day

10.  Send your best snow day pictures to Kidzu

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Throwback to Warmer Weather! https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/throwback-warmer-weather/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/throwback-warmer-weather/#respond Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:20:14 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11978

The temperatures may be freezing, but the pictures here were taken when the temperature was nice and warm! These pictures are from Kidical Mass which started in 2008! Kidical Mass is a “legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families.” Kidzu participated in Kidical Mass and helped to show the kinetics behind bikes in a fun and exciting way! Check out some of these pictures and try to stay warm during these snow day! If you have any fun pictures of you riding your bike, send them to Kidzu. We love to share our members stories!

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Throwback to Clifford https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/throwback-to-clifford/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/throwback-to-clifford/#respond Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:11:21 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11970

Everyone loves Clifford the Big Red Dog, but not everyone knows that he once visited Kidzu! Three years ago in 2014 we were lucky enough to host the Clifford traveling exhibit at Kidzu Children’s Museum. During the first week of the new year we were looking through old albums and we found some pictures of this exhibit. Check them out! If you have any pictures from the Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit, send them to Kidzu with the caption #ThrowbackThursday.

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Behind the Scenes with Katie Hudson https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/behind-scenes-katie-hudson/ https://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/behind-scenes-katie-hudson/#respond Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:50:02 +0000 https://kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/?p=11735 Katie Hudson – School and Family Programs Coordinator

What was the last picture you took with your phone?

A picture of my cat snuggling with a Kylo Ren stuffed animal.

What is your perfect pizza?

When I spent a summer in Italy I had the perfect piece of pizza. There is a shop in Florence that makes heart shaped pizzas and it uses fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves. It’s ideal!

Who are your favorite bands?

I’ve been on a big 90’s kick lately. So I’m just going to say all of the 90’s bands in general. I can’t pick a favorite. So 90’s and major laser.

Who is your hero?

Pope Francis. I feel like I can relate to him because he is trying to help the people who need the most help. You can never go wrong when your motivation is to give children and people who are struggling a voice.

What is your favorite exhibit at Kidzu?

The hive. I helped install it and do all the back end work. It’s trying to do something cool and educate kids on bees. I was terrified of bees as a kid and I really appreciate that Kidzu is trying to get rid of that fear. I also like how the bee exhibit is both inside and outside.

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