San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) this week announced the fifth year of the SDCDM Roots Series. This free series is part of the museum’s mission to celebrate and educate children and adults about different world cultures. The first program of the year is Saturday, February 18 from 2–4 p.m. and will highlight Sweden.
The afternoon includes a slideshow created by the Consulate of Sweden San Diego, storytelling by Literature Comes to Life, dance performances by the Performing Folk Dancers of Balboa Park, a sing along performance conducted by The Swedish Sing Along Kids, and traditional Swedish snacks for visitors to sample, donated by SWEA. Visitors can also experience all of the hands-on exhibits at SDCDM for free.
Throughout the year SDCDM presents six free community events, each highlighting different cultures in our community. This year the Roots Series will celebrate Sweden, Pacific Islands, France, East Africa, Mexico, and Thailand. Each event takes place from 2–4 p.m. and features cultural performances, activities, and crafts that help children and adults gain a deeper understanding about different cultures while having some fun along the way.
The SDCDM Roots Series is made possible thanks to funding from The Nissan Foundation and The County of San Diego. For more information on the SDCDM Roots Series visit www.sdcdm.org.
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s mission is to inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation. The Museum serves local families, school and play groups, and visitors from across southern California and beyond.
The museum is located at 320 North Broadway, Escondido. The museum’s hands-on educational exhibits focus on science, arts, and world cultures. SDCDM designs and fabricates their own exhibits with new exhibits added each month.
New exhibits include Floating Objects, Nature Play, Water Wise Interactive and Living Water Tables, Children’s Discovery Garden, Kids Global Village, Reading Book Nook, Toddler Tide Pool, Base Camp, Our Town: Careers & Community, and Magnification Station. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.