Countdown to Kindergarten Launch

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.

Join us as we blast off to explore kindergarten readiness and kick-off Countdown to Kindergarten at Creative Discovery Museum! This fun-filled event allows rising kindergartners to develop skills needed to start big school through a variety of hands-on activities in a fun environment. Museum admission is free for children enrolled in the Countdown to Kindergarten Club (wearing their Countdown to Kindergarten t-shirt) and free for one adult per child. Children not previously enrolled in our club can sign-up for free at the event to receive a t-shirt, activity book, and more.

Highlights of the event will include:

  • Fun activities that explore various motor skills
  • Kids on the Block puppet performances at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Health screenings

  • Simulated school experiences including a real school bus on the Plaza

  • Parent talks scheduled throughout the dayFun activities that explore various motor skills
Guests are encouraged to stick around for an extra special countdown at 3:30 p.m. to culminate the celebration. This time will feature live music from Dustin Crane, counting down with Stomp Rockets, a balloon drop, and yummy cake.
“Kindergarten officially marks the beginning of a child's formal education, and we want all children to be ready to learn and succeed in school,” said Emily Lemons, Early Childhood Manager. “This event will be the official kickoff celebration to create momentum for school readiness throughout the Spring and Summer.” 
All activities are free with Museum admission. 

Special thanks to our sponsors, United Way of Greater Chattanooga and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and our community partners.

With the wide range of known food allergies, the Museum cannot guarantee that this program is allergen free. Please contact the Museum in advance if food allergies are a concern for your family.