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Construction due to start on Rockingham Discovery Place

From Discovery Place:

Discovery Place will officially kick off construction of Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham on Friday.

Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham, the newest museum in the Discovery Place family and the only one of its kind in the region, will encourage development of essential childhood skills through creative play and learning activities for children and their caregivers.

The Blast Off celebration, hosted by the Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham Campaign Cabinet, will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the future home of the museum, 233 E. Washington St., Rockingham. The schedule of events, which is open to the public, includes:

· 11 a.m.: Blast Off begins; Discovery Place ScienceReach team on site with hands-on demonstrations for all ages;· 11:30 a.m.: Fairview Elementary School singing performance;· 11:35 a.m.– noon: Blast Off remarks and surprise experiment, “Creating the Future;”· Noon: LJ Bell Elementary School singing performance;· Noon–1 p.m.: ScienceReach demonstrations continue for public.

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