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KiDiMu: The Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island

June 11th, 2005 · 2 Comments

In April, KiDiMu, the Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island, opened with a fun Rainforest exhibit. Although we don’t usually purchase memberships, we joined the museum after our first visit. I know we’ll be going there at least once a month and it only takes five visits for our family to justify the cost. I’m also happy to be a part of this community treasure.

KiDiMu is already a rich and rare resource on the island, by the simple fact that it is a place parents and children can go on rainy days. The exhibits provide opportunity for creativity, exploration and fun. I’ve learned about tree frogs and helped to make simple animations for the girls. My daughters enjoy wearing the costumes and crawling through the enormous snake. Puppets, puzzles and art projects abound. It’s a great place to go and sure to become an island destination.

The children’s museum opened after years of work, fundraising and organization accomplished by parents I’ve met through library story times, gym class and other connections. Starting a nonprofit can be difficult. KiDiMu has done a great job getting off the ground, raising funds and community support in short time, and I hope they continue in their success.

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Butterfly and other creature costumes offer pretend play.

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Monsters by Moira: my friend illustrated these for the museum’s celebration

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Into the cobra’s mouth…

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ryan // Jun 22, 2005 at 5:55 pm

    KiDiMu reminds me of the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, which also took a lot of hard work, perseverence and fundraising to build. I’m glad places like these exist.

    By the way, you might want to implement the ‘lastn=5′ switch in the <MTEntries> tag in your Movable Type main index template… right now, with the date-based limit to what’s displayed, your main page is completely blank! The ‘lastn=5′ tag will keep the last five posts there, no matter how long ago your last post was.

  • 2 becky // Apr 6, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    You done great work.

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