Galimotos Toy Making

December 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
4400 SW 10th Avenue
regular admission
Galimotos Toy Making @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

“Galimotos” are African toys, usually cars, bicycles, and other moving objects, made from recycled wire and found objects. Children and adults demonstrate amazing creativity and engineering skills when making galimotos. Kansas City Young Audiences Teaching Artist Paige Ahlenius will lead a galimotos-making workshop on Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center while supplies last.

This program is offered as part of Kenya’s Kids, a new cultural exhibit where families can discover what life is like for children in Kenya today, a country both technologically-advanced and filled with longtime traditions. Kenya’s Kids magically transports visitors into the lives of children living in Kenya, bringing the experience to life to encourage children to not just learn about, but also participate in a new culture as they travel through five immersive environments. Kenya’s Kids is open at the Discovery Center from September 13, 2019 to January 4, 2020.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

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