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Northeast Texas Children’s Museum announces spring events
By Alton Biggs
Jan 18, 2014
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Museum sets “Dollar Day” on Saturday, January 18

Commerce, Texas -- The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is beginning 2014 with exciting events. The events vary with activities for children and adults that include preschool programs, educational programs, special events and fund-raisers.

“The Children’s Museum will be a busy place this spring, and we look forward to the participation of children and adults in our activities,” said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director. “We are looking forward to three new exhibits coming this spring, including a bank exhibit sponsored by Cypress Bank, an updated playhouse sponsored by Duncan Insurance and a new hospital area sponsored by the Hunt Regional Healthcare. In addition to exhibits, we’ll be having many events.”

Opportunities for play at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum allow children to expand their their imaginations.

Beginning on January 15, Healthy Kids from A to Z will begin an eight-week class for preschoolers. The session begins with the letter “I” and ends with the letter “P”. Each week preschoolers and mothers study a letter of the alphabet, participate in music and a healthy activity and learn about a healthy snack.

Youngsters learn about healthy activities during Healthy Kids from A to Z.

On January 18, the Children’s Museum offers “Dollar Day” – a new event for children and families. All “Dollar Day” visitors pay $1 admission instead of the standard $5.00 admission.

“The Children’s Museum has so much to offer, Freeman stated. “We hope that ‘Dollar Day’ encourages families to make a first-time visit to the Museum.”

 The month of February is set to begin with the Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 8. The theme for this year’s event is “Sweet Moments.” The evening will include dancing, pictures, crafts, food, and face painting. Early ticket sales receive a discount. Couples are $30 until January 25. After January 25, ticket prices increase to $35 until February 7. On the day of the event, tickets are $40 per couple.

“It is our hope that discounting tickets will encourage earlier purchase of tickets so that we will know how many girls will be attending,” stated Beckey Thompson, Board President. “We do have a limited number of tickets, and almost sold out last year.”

The Weird Science program for fifth graders also begins in February. The program begins on February 11 under the direction of Kathleen Hooten. Fifth grade classes throughout the area visit the Museum to experience Weird Science.

Children interact with a variety of exhibits the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum that allow them to investigate the world.

After Spring Break, the Children’s Museum will have a Silent Auction on Monday, March 17. The Silent Auction will be a Museum fund-raiser. The public is encouraged to participate by providing items for the auction and by attending the event.

The highlight for April is the Bridge Event. Toni Deaton and Nancy McFarland co-chair the Bridge Event. This is the sixth year that Bridge players from across the area will come together to enjoy the prizes and make new friends.