I don’t really write a lot about family friendly events because I’ve always just assumed that people with young children aren’t really a part of my audience, what with my foul mouthed bloggers and all, but I decided to start. Tell all your hip young parent friends (12 South, I’m talking to you!).
I wanted to tell you about The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring‘s Free Day in May, which is this Saturday, May 15th. According to the Discovery Center’s mission statement they are a “hands-on museum and nature center dedicated to inspiring and educating children and strengthening families through creative play.” I went to a place like this (though it was quite a bit more pumped up) and I loved it. It’s a cliche to say that something makes learning fun, but you can’t deny that it’s more fun to actually do things hands-on rather than sit in a classroom and learn about them. I mean, that’s just how about 98% of children learn best. I made that statistic up.
In addition to all of their exhibits being open, John Balch will be there playing “clawhammer-styled” banjo, quilt square necklace making with Karin Bailey-Earith, and special birding activities celebrating Bird Migratory Day (this one is only until noon).
The free day will go from 10am-4pm. It sounds like a great thing to do with your kids on a Saturday morning. Hell, it beats sitting inside watching Veggie Tales for four hours.