The Lake Havasu Museum of History will waive admission fees during a special open house for children and their caregivers later this month.
The first “Last Chance for Summer Fun” will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the museum, 320 London Bride Road.
Interactive activities will include a fossil “dig,” a magnetic black “sandbox,” a craft table, a pet rock adoption and rock bingo featuring local minerals. Museum director Becky Maxedon said parents and grandparents are encouraged to share in the activities and help children learn how science plays a role in shaping the environment where they live.
The museum hosts a special children’s exhibit each summer.
The event is sponsored in part by the First Things First La Paz/Mohave region. First Things First is a statewide organization that supports the health and early learning of young children in Arizona. Regional Director Merritt Beckett said introducing children to scientific concepts at an early age can encourage a love of learning that lasts throughout their school career.
The museum will host the science experiments and other kid-friendly activities following the event during regular hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday). The first 75 children ages 6 and under who attend July 28 will receive a free book and bag from First Things First.
For more information, call the museum at 928-854-4938. To learn more about First Things First and the importance of early learning, visit www.readyAZkids.com.