Cat in the Hat knows a lot about ZAP
Posted by ZAP is YOU
February 22, 2017
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Springtime is filled with
fun and literacy at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum! We’re kicking off the
season with a full day of reading, play, and Dr. Seuss!
Discovery Gateway will
turn into Seussville on March 2, complete
with Seuss-tastic classes, a Hop on Pop Jump-a-Thon, a Dr. Seuss
& Friends photo booth, and more! Plus, there will be special
surprise visits from the one- and- only Cat in the Hat!
Also on March 2, Discovery
Gateway Children’s Museum will open the new Reading Nook to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The Reading Nook features several iconic pieces from the museum’s original location on Beck Street, including the jumbo light switch and giant chair with a pencil ladder from the Sizewise gallery. These treasured pieces from our
collection have been re-imagined to create the perfect reading space. The
pencil ladder is now home to the Take
a Book, Leave a Book
program, a partnership with
Salt Lake City Public Library and KUED PBS Kids. We encourage families to bring in a book for
another family to enjoy in exchange for a new book to take home. Through this
program, it is our mission to put a book in the hands of every child and
cultivate a lifelong love of reading.
The best part? It’s
absolutely free! Guests can
enjoy a free day in the museum thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) program. Don’t miss this
fun day of play and literacy!
The Reading Nook
also features information about Salt Lake County’s participation in the
national Talking is Teaching initiative dedicated to
closing the word gap and supporting families of young children to learn
together in any language through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing
every day! Discovery Gateway is a proud
contributing partner of this initiative, and we
hope to see families
engaged in these activities throughout the museum and incorporate these
principles at home as well!
Kristin Jahne is the Marketing Coordinator at Discovery
Gateway Children's Museum. When she’s not fixing member issues or analyzing
data, you can find her interacting with patrons around the museum or
helping plan events for DG members. Laura Cotter, Operations
Manager, is our resident wordsmith and crafted the title phrase.
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