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Diego Children’s Discovery Museum celebrates cultures and community with the 2016 Escondido Roots Series

August program celebrates Puerto Rico, August 20

Above: Students take part in craft making.

Above: Students take part in craft making.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is in the fourth year of the Escondido Roots Series. This series is part of the museum’s mission to celebrate and educate chil­dren and adults about different world cultures in our community.

The fourth program of the year is Saturday, August 20 from 2-4 p.m. and will highlight Puerto Rico.

This event will feature cultural per­formances and activities highlight­ing the diverse traditions of Puerto Rico, including a dance performance by Angie Freeman’s Reinitas Borin­canas of the House of Puerto Rico, a music performance by Walter Rivera El Jibarito and storytelling by Litera­ture Comes to Life. Visitors can also experience all the hand-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 celebrates Korea, Mexico, Israel, Puerto Rico, Iran, and Scot­land. Each event takes place from 2 to 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 Escondido Roots Series is made possible due to funding

Right: Children learn how to play the bongo drum at a recent Root Series activity.

Right: Children learn how to play the bongo drum at a recent Root Series activity.

from the Nissan Foundation and the Coun­ty of San Diego. For more informa­tion on the Escondido 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. In December 2011, the Museum moved to new 6,000 square-foot facility with an additional 7,500 square-foot outdoor space lo­cated at 320 North Broadway, Escon­dido, CA 92025.

The Museum’s hands-on educa­tional exhibits focus on science, arts, and world cultures. The Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SDCDM was founded as a non-profit organization in 2001 as Escon­dido Children’s Museum, with the focus of learning through play and in­spiring children from newborn to age 10 to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experi­mentation.

Admission cost is $6 per person, $3 for military, and free for children 12 months and younger. Memberships, group discounts, birthday parties, and summer camps are available. San Di­ego Children’s Discovery Museum is affiliated with the Association of Children’s Museums.


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