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Give this cool science a try with your children.

Find instructions and explanations at this link from Buggy & Buddy​.
Welcome to another Science Invitation Saturday where we explore science for kids! Last week we explored sound. This week we are doing a simple experiment with a plastic baggie and a pencil.
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An engaging and fun read about the science behind picky eating from NPR's The Salt blog.
What makes us dislike certain foods? And why is everyone so concerned about what you're eating, anyway? Jane Kauer, an anthropologist who has studied the topic, helps answer our questions.
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A fun combination of "engineering and science" with this sprout house from The STEM Laboratory.
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Celebrate with us as we say goodbye to Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China exhibit.

Join us for a Chinese Inspired art activity in the Studio. The Yang Dance Academy will perform three Chinese dances at 6:30 p.m.

Stay and play till 8:00 p.m. & Enjoy the S.M.A.R.T. Café till 7:00 p.m.

The celebration activities are free with Museum membership or paid admission: http://buff.ly/1WGwpud
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Interesting read on talking about failure with children from @MindShiftKQED:
When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.
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A fun idea for a family gardening project; plant a salad together:
with these tips for a fun outdoor activity....
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Tomorrow is Friday! Join us for a Family Fun Friday Night from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. This week we are doing Storytelling & Rainbow Fish.

Play till 8:00 p.m. and enjoy the S.M.A.R.T. Café till 7:00 p.m.: http://buff.ly/22f9syh
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June 13 - June 16 is the first week of our Engineering with Lego Summer Camps and it is going to be awesome.

Brick Critters: The Secret Life Camp & Galaxy Far Away Space Camp kick off the exploration. Sign up your builder today: http://buff.ly/1rYT4pe
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We love a good mess here at the Museum. Join us for Mud Mess Creativity Class on Tuesday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. and get messy at our place: http://buff.ly/1U3EjKK
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Creativity Classes are designed to foster children’s joyful learning about the world and themselves – and parents’ understanding of how to support that learning.

Find out about up coming class for children 15 months to 4 years: http://buff.ly/22fc8fk
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Save the Date: Friday, May 27 we will say goodbye to Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China. Learn more about the planned activities and performances: http://buff.ly/27wpYhg
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Today in her blog our Early Learning Specialist writes about the advantages of using big words with preschoolers: http://buff.ly/1YGAZqj
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630-637-8000
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301 North Washington Street Naperville, IL, 60540
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A Force for Early Learning
Introduction
DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…it's a force for early learning! Via interactive exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, DuPage Children's Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children. The Museum is located in Naperville, Illinois, a quick walk from the Naperville Metra train station. Parking is free and the building is wheelchair accessible. For information about hours, Museum admission and membership packages, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org or call (630) 637-8000.

Mission
DuPage Children’s Museum mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through:
- self-directed, open-ended experiences
- integration of the arts, science and math, and
- the child-adult learning partnership.

Description
As a model resource for self-directed, open-ended experiences, DuPage Children’s Museum will transform the learning landscape for young children and the important adults in their lives.

Core Beliefs:
- respect for all children and their ability to learn
- the power of play as a basis for constructing knowledge
- the importance of the child-adult learning partnership