Kidzeum's 5th Birthday Party Celebration
We are celebrating our 5th birthday this year and YOU'RE INVITED!
Saturday, July 22, admission is FREE - sponsored by Melvin D. Wing Charitable Trust. Enjoy games, activities, crafts and a live demonstration led by Hip Hop M.D. himself, Maynard Okereke, who was featured on Netflix's hit series Ada Twist, Scientist.
An award-winning science communicator, Maynard Okereke earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Noticing a lack of minority involvement in the S.T.E.M. fields, he created Hip Hop Science with the goal of encouraging minorities and youth to pursue more advanced career paths. His background in engineering, acting, business, and credible work within the music industry as an artist, make him uniquely qualified to engage on a wide variety of topics from an entertaining perspective. Learn more about him here.
Maynard will lead four 1-hour long activity sessions that can allow up to 38 participants at a time. These sessions will be free but will require advanced registration the day-of. Tickets are limited and visitors are recommended to claim theirs when they arrive. The times for the sessions are:
- Session 1: 9:45 - 10:45 AM
- Session 2: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Session 3: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
- Session 4: 2:15 - 3:15 PM
The Hip Hop M.D. isn't our only special guest! Dive deep into more STEAM fun with:
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
- Creative Reuse Marketplace
- Illinois State Museum
- Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society
- The Outlet
KIDZEUM MEMBERS: Enjoy EARLY ACCESS check-in at 8:30am, free tea, coffee and snacks in our members-only lounge, plus DOUBLE your usual discount on all gift shop purchases that day!
Don't miss out an amazing day! This event will run throughout our normal business hours, 9am-4pm.
Thank you to our awesome event and sustaining sponsors:
- Memorial Health System
- Tracy Family Foundation
- Don & Wanda Tracy Charity Fund at CFLL
- MG Nelson Family Foundation
- Lisa and Stephen Stone
- Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
Gold: Melvin D. Wing Charitable Trust
Silver: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
United Community Bank
Bronze: Heartland Bank & Trust Co.
Lisa and Stephen Stone
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