Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a wonderfully wacky weekend-long celebration full of crazy characters and Seussational activities. Dig into Seussical slime, browse silly Seuss stories, and more. Free with admission. >>
Kids are the doctors today! Assemble a doctor's bag with real hospital supplies like bandages and stethoscopes, give a teddy bear a check-up, and have a cast made on your finger, presented by Hasbro Children's Hospital Child Life Services. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Free with admission. >>
The museum is closed to the public on this special evening.
Pre-registration is required and may be done within a month of each event through the museum’s website, http://discoverymuseums.org/EspeciallyForMe. >>
The Museum will be open exclusively to families with children 10 and under on the Autism Spectrum. Have a chance to explore the Museum’s hands-on exhibits in a less overwhelming atmosphere. This program is free but pre-registration is required. >>
The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with Kinetic Sand, use a pencil to create electricity, test out some Nano pants, discover colorful thin films, and more. Find the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale. NanoDays >>
Have you ever wanted to record your own song? Stop by our recording studio for an introduction into microphones, electronic and acoustic instruments, mixing and more! By the end of our 20 minute session you’ll have recorded a song that we can email home to you on the spot. Free with admission. >>
Ellen’s father says she was born with saltwater in her veins, and she’s determined to grow up to be the best ship’s navigator ever. Hear about her adventure as we read Dare the Wind and then experiment with salt watercolor painting. For ages 5 to 8 with an adult. Tickets available day of program. >>
Happy New Year to the trees! Tu B’Shevat is a Jewish holiday which celebrates nature, growth, and the revival of nature. We’ll make cards, presents, and decorations for some of the special trees across our campus. Try making paper with seeds in it to bring home as a gift for a special tree of your own. Free with museum admission. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Dr. Newberger - Thank you for giving the HPV vaccine visibility in your community. We are very passionate about educating people regarding this deadly virus. "This is one of the epidemics of the 21st century," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.
On June 1, 2008 our 23 yr. old daughter Kristen died after a courageous fight against HPV caused cervical cancer. The vaccine would have led to a different outcome for Kristen.
Kristen’s cancer battle led to the book, “Love, Kristen,” which tells about her experience. While doing research for the book, we learned how little women know about HPV and its tie to cervical cancer; the availability and importance of HPV testing and vaccines and Pap screening tests. This fact led to the founding of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation and the creation of the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana Initiative (CCFIN).
The mission of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation (www.kristeneve.org) is to eliminate cervical cancer and significantly reduce HPV infection levels. The Foundation is based in Noblesville, IN.
People need to understand that "the HPV vaccination is about cancer....not sex."
Once again, many thanks for writing about HPV.
Kirk Forbes, Founder
Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, Inc.