March 9 is opening day for the Discovery Children’s Museum

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Families rejoice! Downtown Las Vegas is about to get a whole lot more kid friendly – 58,000-square-feet more to be exact.

Tomorrow, March 9, is opening day for the three-story Discovery Children’s Museum, located in Symphony Park adjacent to The Smith Center. The doors will officially open to the public at 10 a.m.

Photo by Leila Navidi / Las Vegas Sun

Cost of admission is typically $12 for anyone over the age of one, but the first 1,500 guests on opening day will receive free admission. 

A special “unwrapping” ceremony is set take place just prior to the opening, at which time the museum will be presented as a gift to the community. Opening day ceremonies will also include an array of entertainment such as tumbling and cheer demonstrations, costumed characters, music, face painting, balloon artists and more.

With nine themed exhibition halls, including  a 5,000-square-foot traveling exhibition gallery, the museum features all-new interactive exhibits, such as a 70-foot, 13-level tower called The Summit, a sustainable Eco City, the imaginative and creative Young at Art area and big fun in Toddler Town. The exhibits embrace the museum’s core values of science, arts, culture and early childhood development.

The first traveling exhibit, “Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon,” will be on display through May 15, 2013.

Discovery Children’s Museum replaces the former Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, previously located downtown near Cashman Field.

Aleza Freeman

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