Sometimes the most memorable gifts, the ones that children treasure for years to come, do not require batteries or a fancy bow; sometimes the most memorable gifts are those of experience. While the latest toy or game may be on your child’s list this year, a thrilling train ride to a nearby city, an exploration of wildlife at a local nature center or a trip to a museum with loved ones can enrich beyond an object that is here today and shoved to the back of a closet tomorrow.
Time and time again, we see the magic and impact of science and technology on the faces of the young visitors at Discovery World. The smiling faces right next to them are grandparents, parents and teachers who are often just as thrilled because they sense the wonder and see the spark that has been lit in their child. As children become repeat visitors and grow with our exhibits, the impact is deepened by the fun, interactive experiences that they will cherish for years to come.
This Holiday Season, thanks to a grant from the WE Energies Foundation, Discovery World is providing the gift of access to 250 families in our community. But more families want and need the gift of access to Discovery World, and we hope to provide even more families with that access through generous support from other donors in our community. We want to ignite the spark of curiosity for children and their families this coming year.
On #givingtuesday, we encourage you to consider the gift of experience to the ones you love, and those who need it most. Share joy to start the holiday season and you’ll experience that same joy in return.
For more information on how to donate to Discovery World’s Access Fund, please visit: www.discoveryworld.org/donate.