Above / DuPage Children’s Museum, located at 301 N. Washington Street, will host a free Be My Neighbor Afternoon that will include WTTW Kids Daniel Tiger Meet ‘n’ Greet. (PN File Photo)
Because of DuPage Children’s Museum’s newly forming, natural and strategic early learning partnership with WTTW Kids’ Early Learning Initiative, DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) is excited to host a Be My Neighbor Afternoon!
From 2-5PM on Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, visitors are welcome to join the Museum and community partners for a free afternoon of community connections. Enjoy playing old-fashioned games, storytelling, art activities, ringing the bell on the Naperville Trolley parked in front of DCM, giveaways, and more.
Be sure to bring cameras!
As part of the afternoon, a Daniel Tiger Meet ‘n’ Greet will be held from 2:15PM – 3:45PM, in 3 shifts. Ticketing will start at 1:45PM. Bring your cameras. Children can have their photo taken with Daniel Tiger from ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ an animated television series with live-action interstitials. Fred Rogers’ original Neighborhood of Make Believe is recreated in vibrant color and texture; his signature puppet Daniel Striped Tiger is transformed into a curious and playful 4-year-old joined by his friends O the Owl, Prince Wednesday, Katerina Kittycat and Miss Elaina. The series curriculum is school-readiness and social-emotional learning, and each preschool themed episode offers a musical strategy for children and parents to use. No other characters will be present.
Nonperishable food items will be collected!
Visitors to the event are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item or new children’s book to donate as part of collection for Loaves and Fishes Community Services in Naperville, IL, for neighbors in need.
Community partners include wttw11, WTTW Chicago, Naperville Public Library, Naper Settlement, Naperville Trolley & Tours LTD., Loaves & Fishes, PNC bank, and S.P.A.R.K. This FREE community afternoon is sponsored by WTTW Kids through a grant provided by PNC Bank.
Organizers anticipate large crowds during the event. Naperville Metra station is just steps away from the Museum for convenient transportation. Free parking is also available in Metra parking lots and side streets around the Museum. The Museum is FREE from 2-5PM with regular admission rates from 9AM to 2PM.
For more information, visit dupagechildrens.org or call (630) 637–8000.
About DuPage Children’s Museum
The Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children through its mission: “DuPage Children’s Museum ignites the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math, and science.” Interactive exhibits and programs make learning fun for children and adults playing together. DCM serves over 300,000 visitors annually representing all 50 states and 575 zip codes in Illinois. DCM’s reach and support represents well beyond the Chicagoland area. The Museum’s impact extends across cultural, financial, and educational boundaries. It touches the lives of children from all regions, providing the building blocks for success in school and life.
The DuPage Children’s Museum is located at 301 N. Washington Street in Naperville, www.dupagechildrens.org or call (630) 637-8000.
News item submitted by Dee Dee McDevitt, Director of Marketing and Sales, DuPage Children’s Museum.