ESCONDIDO — It will be a busy weekend at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum.
On Friday, the center will host its first annual summer concert series from 5 to 7 p.m., followed on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. with the third installment of the Escondido Roots Series.
The concert series, however, will feature live music from local band Hullabaloo, food vendors, beer and wine for adults, and craft projects in the Outdoor Art Studio.
The event is free with museum admission ($6 per person / $3 military, veterans, and their families, children 12 months and under are free). The event will be held in the Children’s Discovery Garden, 320 N. Broadway
The series will continue July 15 and Aug. 5. The event is set to bring the community together in the spirit of summer and raise funds to benefit the Museum’s educational exhibits and programs.
As for the Escondido Roots Series, this program will feature Israel with cultural performances and activities highlighting the diverse traditions including interactive dance performances by Dance with Dalya, music performances by Hilly Rubin and storytelling by Marilyn McPhie.
Throughout the year SDCDM presents six free community events, each highlighting different cultures in our community. This year the Roots Series celebrates Korea, Mexico, Israel, Puerto Rico, Iran and Scotland. Each event features cultural performances, activities and crafts to help children and adults gain a deeper understanding about different cultures.
With the Museum’s growth in attendance this year to over 140,000 annual visitors, SDCDM is anticipating nearly 40,000 children and family visitors during the summer. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is reaching out to the community, soliciting support for their Summer Concert Series event through sponsorship, food vendor participation and in-kind services. SDCDM offers benefits built into their sponsorships such as complimentary event tickets, Museum Family Memberships, print and media exposure, and recognition at the event and in marketing materials.
The Museum will also provide a letter recognizing all charitable donations to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
SDCDM designs and fabricates its own exhibits with new experiences and themes added each month. New exhibit additions can be seen in Water Wise and Base Camp in the Children’s Discovery Garden, Kids Global Village, Toddler Tide Pool, Reading Book Nook, Base Camp, Discovery Sailboat, Our Town: Careers & Community, and hands-on science Experimentation Exhibit Area.
The Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Admission cost is $6 per person, $3 for active-duty military and veteran families, and children 12 months and younger are free. Memberships, group discounts, field trips, birthday parties, private events, and summer camps are available. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is affiliated with the Association of Children’s Museums.
For more information about attending the SDCDM concert or Root series or becoming a sponsor or vendor, visit sdcdm.org.