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Mobius Kids celebrates 10 years with free admission day

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Mobius Kids is turning 10, and it’s having a party Saturday.

“We will be having free admission for the community to come in and celebrate with us,” said Karen Hudson, director of the children’s museum.

There will activities and crafts throughout the day, Hudson said, including birthday cake headbands to make and a corn snake to pet.

And prizes: One visitor will win a themed birthday party; others will win memberships or admission passes.

Plus, anyone who comes in Saturday gets $10 off a new or renewal membership.

More than 700,000 visitors have come to Mobius Kids in its 10 years, and Hudson says the children’s museum is on track to have more than 90,000 visitors this year.

To keep people coming, Hudson says museum workers make sure the floor is constantly changing.

The newest exhibit, Launch It!, opened in June. It explores the science behing flinging, flying, throwing and launching. Children make a variety of flying things, Hudson said, including paper airplanes and stomp rockets.

It’s really fun, Hudson said. “The parents are enjoing it even more than the kids.”

Thanks to the exhibit, attendance this summer is up 20 percent compared with last year, said Phil Lindsey, CEO of Mobius.

The science museum will be part of the celebration, too. There will be a tent in front of its new home in the annex to Avista’s historic Post Street substation. People can get an update on the work there and peek in. The science museum is shooting for a spring 2016 opening in its new home.

But the children’s museum is staying put: Its home will continue to be at River Park Square.

Kimberly Lusk

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mobius Children’s Museum, 808 W. Main Ave.

Info: http://mobiusspokane.org

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