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YOUNGSTOWN Children's museum offers summer events

Published: Sat, June 18, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Children's Museum of the Valley has scheduled a number of camps and other activities for the rest of the summer.

Located at 139 E. Boardman St., across from the downtown post office, the museum offers free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Americorps Youngstown Reads Early volunteers share stories and provide activities.

During July, minicamps are planned:

UJuly 12-14: Camp WFMJ. Ages 8-12. Discover the world of television news broadcasting.

UJuly 19-21: Camp Yucky. Ages 7-10. Explore the science of gross things.

UJuly 26-28: Earth Friendly Art. Ages 5-7. Use recycled materials to create masterpieces while learning about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Camps run daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call (330) 744-5914.

Regular programs

Weekly summer programs are included in the cost of admission and are free for museum members. These regular programs include:

CMV "Wee" Time: Program for toddlers, ages 18 months to 4 years. This event is included in daily admission or free for members, but caregivers must register their child.

UTales from the Book Nook: Every Wednesday and Friday at 1:30, children and their caregivers can enjoy a story and simple activity led by a museum educator or volunteer.

UCraft time: Every Thursday at 2 p.m. Children will participate in an art activity in the Solomon Art Center under the direction of a CMV staff member.

XFor more information on any of these programs, call (330) 744-5914 or email to info@valleykids.org. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Weekday visitors may park in the USA Parking garage on Champion Street for free (CMV will provide a parking validation sticker) or on the street. Plenty of street parking is available for weeknight or weekend visitors. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $4 for individuals over age 55, and $3 for children three years and over. Children under age 3 are free.


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