Science and Silliness Combine at Port Discovery’s new KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! Exhibit

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Families are invited to tap into their inner zany genius in the new KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature Exhibit at Port Discovery Children’s Museum now through September 4. 

Based on KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2, the KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit is a wacky interactive exhibit that encourages learning through laughter, play, and comedy.  By engaging in more than 18 fun activities – explore aerodynamics by building a boomerang, learn about geometry with paper rings, engineer fast-moving paper airplanes, and produce other amazing inventions – this exhibit encourages children to learn about science through laughter, play, comedy, physical activity and fun experiments that make learning fun and memorable!

Also be sure to join Port Discovery for special Be A KLUTZ® Days, where you can enjoy activities featured in the exhibit plus special performers, art projects and celebrations around the KLUTZ® exhibit! Be a KLUTZ® Days are scheduled for Saturday  June 17, July 8 and August 19 from 10AM to 5PM.

The KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit is locally sponsored by M&T Bank and Baltimore County Public Libraries.

Activities featured in this interactive exhibit include:

o   Juggling: Learn how to juggle scarves in four easy lessons!

o   Immaturity Returns: Learn how to make and throw your own boomerangs while learning about aerodynamics!

o   Fly the Immature Skies: Engineer paper airplanes!

o   Quarter Snatching: Can you catch coins off your elbow?

o   Dinner Disrupters: Turn spoons into catapults or make them do somersaults!

o   Table Top Games: Bring paper football games back to the lunchroom!

o   Photo Follies: Build photo skills and learn how to create photo illusions!

o   Immaturigami: Learn original techniques that transform fake or real money into wearable rings!

o   Card Shark: Air resistance and surface area make cards a lot harder to throw than a ball…but you can still get pretty accurate using our technique!

o   Reflex Ruler: Test out your friends’ reflexes and reaction times with this fun test!

o   Immature Inventions: Create your own invention mash-ups!

“Learning should always be fun! KLUTZ® Amazingly Immatureis a perfect example that play, laughter and silliness are vehicles for learning, said Nora Thompson, Director of Education at Port Discovery Children’s Museum.  “WithKLUTZ® Amazingly Immature, we are connecting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects to the real world through wacky, hands-on activities that stimulate creativity and problem solving while encouraging exploratory thinking. This type of exhibit motivates children to learn and makes subjects like physics and math more fun!”

Family fun and laughter combine with science and math in this can’t miss exhibit! Admission to KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature is included with general admission tickets to Port Discovery, which are $14.95 for adults and children 2 and up, and free for Museum members.

KLUTZ ® Amazingly Immature is produced by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ®, theKLUTZ® Amazingly Immature craze is winning audiences over with a nationwide tour and National Immaturity Challenge.

About Port Discovery Children’s Museum 

As the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Our play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers 3 floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs and is ranked among the Top 10 Children’s Museums in the United States by Fodor’s Travel, Forbes and Parents Magazine. To learn more, visit www.portdiscovery.org.

ABOUT KLUTZ®

Founded in 1977, Klutz has been engaging kids for more than 35 years with more than 110 million activity products in print, including such popular products as Cat’s Cradle®, Face Painting, Friendship Bracelets, Juggling for the Complete Klutz, and The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes. Today, more than 175 Klutz® products are sold in book, toy and gift stores worldwide, and the company has helped kids launch more than 42 million paper airplanes, knot 48 million friendship bracelets, and drop more than 8 million juggling cubes. Klutz is a division of Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. For more information, please visit www.klutz.com andhttp://mediaroom.scholastic.com/klutz. Follow Klutz on Twitter @KlutzBooks and on Facebook.

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