I didn’t know until now, but this May 18 is International Museum Day. Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organized worldwide around May 18.
On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with their public and highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development.
In 2014, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in over 140 countries from all continents.
I grew up going to museums all the time as a kid and I want my daughter –soon this will say “kids”– to experience the same. Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of museums in Irvine. But there is one especially designed for kids and it is participating in this worldwide event. I’m talking about Pretend City.
Pretend City is an interactive museum and activity center for kids of all ages. We love it! So much that I may be announcing a really cool development between Papidaddy & Pretend city in the next couple days, but for now, I want to tell you about May 18.
Pretend City has joined the International Museum Day by offering a special day of environmental friendly activities that raise awareness for a sustainable society. Pretend City always puts up great events and activities for kids of all ages and this is sure to be another popular one.
As you can see in the flyer, Monday May 18th you can come in to celebrate this day and get a free ticket.
Save the date and make it out to Pretend City with your kids on May 18th, this will be a pretty awesome event for the whole family and it focuses on sustainability. This is fun, educational and important, especially with so many problems with our current state of water supply, energy and other related issues our kids will face in the future.
During this day, Pretend City will do its best to to raise public awareness about the need for a society that is less wasteful, more cooperative and that uses resources in a way that respects living systems.
They have some great activities planned around this day:
Smart Art: Trash to Treasure. Based on the adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Let’s see what treasure your child can create with “trash” items.
Sensational Story Time: Timber! This book will teach budding environmentalist how to be environmentally conscious and about sustainable forestry.
Simple Science. I know Claire is going to love this one because we’ve been doing gardening for the past year or so. This is all about seeds! Learn what seeds come from what, explore different seeds, and learn about the life cycles of a few plants. Children will then get to plant their very own seed that will sprout into their very own edible treat.
For complete details check out the event here.