As the cold months approach, many parents would love to find a place to take their kids for active, educational fun. We've heard rumblings of a children’s museum coming to Akron, and immediately we think “When?! Where?!” Well, like most successful operations, a children’s museum takes careful planning, a lot of research, and frankly, money.
 
The founding board of the Akron Children’s Museum is thrilled to bring Akron kids and parents the first Hands-On Holidays event. It is a fundraiser that will bring them one step closer to making the Museum a reality.
 
On Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m., the Highland Theatre will be packed with hands-on activities and exhibits for kids of all ages. Amidst the indoor “ice” skating, castle building, playing, and singing, kids will be discovering, creating, and learning all the while. For $10 per person (kids under 1 free) everyone can enjoy all the activities plus popcorn, drinks, and perhaps the highlight of the afternoon, a visit from Santa.
 
The funds raised at the event will help the Museum move one big step forward in the process of establishing a children’s museum in Akron. The group’s goal over the next 12-18 months is to open a pilot site for the Museum, where kids will have a place to play and learn, while the permanent site is planned and finalized.
 
More information about the Hands-On Holidays fundraiser and the plans and progress for the Museum can be found on the Museum’s website www.akronkids.org.