Events

Visit our Summer Camps page for camp details.

JANUARY

Mini Makers Entrepreneurs

This free workshop is designed to encourage and teach business skills for future entrepreneurs. Our goal is to enable children to create and launch their own business. They will have the opportunity to showcase their skills twice a year at our Children's Business Fairs. Dates for the Children's Business Fairs are Saturday, June 25, 2022 and Saturday, November 5, 2022.

There will be three Mini Maker events to allow kids to learn how to set up and run their business. At this first event, kids will formulate their business and complete a fun craft project.

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: ALL

Cost: FREE


To register contact on Facebook messenger, email cassie@cmdzparsons.com, or call the museum at 620-778-2657.


Deadline to register: January 26, 2022

FEBRUARY

Robotics Coding February

Three-week intense course of fundamental programming concepts based on your grade level.


Date: Monday, February 7, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

*No Robotics class on Monday, February 21, 2022 due to no school holiday.

Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Ages: 1st-5th grade

Cost: $15 for each participant

$12 for each CMDZ Family Member participant


Deadline to register: January 31, 2022

MARCH

Break Free Camp

Avoid the Spring Break slump, by bringing your kiddos to the museum escape room. Participants will use top secret challenges and adventures together to see if they can "Break Free" from the museum.


Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ages: K-5th grade

Cost: $18 for each participant

$15 for each CMDZ Family Member participant


Deadline to register: March 9, 2022


Guardians are not required to stay for camp events only, if a singed camp registration form is on file at Curious Minds Discovery Zone.

APRIL

Annual Teddy Bear Clinic

Bring your teddy bear, baby doll, or favorite stuffed friend for a "check-up" with the CMDZ Curious Crew along with the LCC Nursing and Radiology Students.


Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Ages: ALL

Cost: FREE


No need to register for this event... just come and go!

Sensory Sensitive Session

This event is for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. It allows these children and their families to have a fun, enjoyable, and interactive experience at the museum.

Sensory Sensitive Sessions offer a wonderful relief from extra stimuli at the museum. This includes a less crowded environment and noise reducing headphones are available upon request.


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages : ALL

Cost: $8 per child

CMDZ Family Members and Adults are FREE


To register call the museum at 620-778-2657 or Facebook message Curious Minds Discovery Zone.


Deadline to register: April 17, 2022

MAY

Mini Makers Entrepreneurs

This free workshop is designed to encourage and teach business skills for future entrepreneurs. Our goal is to enable children to create and launch their own business. They will have the opportunity to showcase their skills twice a year at our Children's Business Fairs. Dates for the Children's Business Fairs are Saturday, June 25, 2022 and Saturday, November 5, 2022.

This is the second of three Mini Maker events to allow kids to learn how to set up and run their business. At this event, kids will formulate their business and hear from a local guest speaker.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: ALL

Cost: FREE


To register contact on Facebook messenger, email cassie@cmdzparsons.com, or call the museum at 620-778-2657.


Deadline to register: May 7, 2022

Chalk Walk

The chalk walk will be held at Forest Park this year the weekend before the Annual Katy Days Celebration. Bring your own washable chalk to create a picture representing you, your business, etc. Each artist will be assigned an area or sidewalk block to make their own. Come on out and show us your skills; no age requirements or limitations.

The public is invited to watch the artists, enjoy the art, and vote for your favorites up until 7:00 p.m. that day. Winners will be posted to Facebook the following day.


Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to register

Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Location: Forest Park

Ages ALL

Cost: FREE


To register call the museum at 620-778-2657, Facebook message Curious Minds Discovery Zone, or email cassie@cmdzparsons.com


Deadline to register: May 20, 2022

JUNE

STEAM Expo Day & Children's Business Fair

Let's explore the world around us with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). This all-ages event will have hands-on activities and experiments. Simply put, this is FREE FAMILY FUN.

Our Children's Business Fair will also be set up at this event to showcase all of our Mini Maker Entrepreneurs and their talents. Make sure to check them out!


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Ages : ALL (All children must have adult supervision.)

Cost: FREE


No need to register for this event... just come and go!

AUGUST

Sensory Sensitive Session

This event is for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. It allows these children and their families to have a fun, enjoyable, and interactive experience at the museum.

Sensory Sensitive Sessions offer a wonderful relief from extra stimuli at the museum. This includes a less crowded environment and noise reducing headphones are available upon request.


Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022

Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages : ALL

Cost: $8 per child

CMDZ Family Members and Adults are FREE


Deadline to register: August 21, 2022

SEPTEMBER

Mini Makers Entrepreneurs

This free workshop is designed to encourage and teach business skills for future entrepreneurs. Our goal is to enable children to create and launch their own business. They will have the opportunity to showcase their skills twice a year at our Children's Business Fairs. Dates for the Children's Business Fairs include the one that already happened on Saturday, June 25, 2022 and our upcoming fair on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

This is the final of three Mini Maker events to allow kids to learn how to set up and run their business. At this last event, kids will formulate their business and hear from local entrepreneurs.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: ALL

Cost: FREE


To register contact on Facebook messenger, email cassie@cmdzparsons.com, or call the museum at 620-778-2657.


Deadline to register: September 17, 2022

OCTOBER

Robotics Coding

Three-week intense course of fundamental programming concepts based on your grade level. Kids 1st-5th grade.


Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022


Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Ages: 1st-5th grade

Cost: $15 for each participant

$12 for each CMDZ Family Member participant


Deadline to register: September 26, 2022

NOVEMBER

Touch A Truck & Children's Business Fair

This is a family fun event to allow kids to touch, climb-in, and see inside their favorite trucks. From emergency vehicles to construction and farm equipment, we have it all! Noise free hour (no loud horns) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Our Children's Business Fair will also be set up at this event to showcase all of our Mini Maker Entrepreneurs and their talents. Make sure to check them out!


Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Marvel Park

Ages : ALL (All children must have adult supervision.)

Cost: FREE


No need to register for this event... just come and go!

DECEMBER

Annual Grinch Day

Join us as we read the Dr. Seuss Classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" We will also make a Grinch ornament and craft, create Grinch slime and dust, meet and greet the Grinch himself and more! Be sure to register early, as this annual event fills up quickly.


Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.- session 1

OR

1:00-2:30 p.m.- session 2

Ages: ALL

Cost: $18 for each participant

$15 for each CMDZ Family Member participant


Deadline to register: November 26, 2022