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6th birthday celebration among February activities at Rockingham's Discovery Place Kids

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Discovery Place Kids in downtown Rockingham has several activities lined up for February, including its sixth birthday. Discovery Place Kids in downtown Rockingham has several activities lined up for February, including its sixth birthday. William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — Discovery Place Kids will be celebrating six years downtown at the end of the month and the children’s science museum has a list of activities throughout February.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, youngsters will “learn about the responsibilities and importance of keeping their teeth clean” during the “I’m Flossin’” activity in the lab.

Over at the Sandhills Stage, children will learn about famous black inventors for Black History Month on Wednesdays and Fridays, including Lonnie G. Johnson, a NASA engineer who invented the Super Soaker water gun.

Weekends at the Sandhills Stage, children will participate in games from around the world to get their “bodies moving and hearts healthy” in recognition of American Heart Month.

Activities are at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2:15 p.m. on Sunday.

DPK also has special programming on Groundhog Day (Feb. 2), Chinese New Year (Feb. 5), Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14).

The museum’s birthday party on Feb. 23 will feature free admission and visitors will be able to create crowns and masks to celebrate.

Other daily programs include a science show in the lab, a puppet show, story time and dancing.

The museum is closed on Mondays. All programs are free with admission.

For more information, call 910-997-5266 or visit rockingham.discoveryplacekids.org.