The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 11, 2013

Leonardo’s offers free admission Saturday


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse is offering free admission Saturday during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adventure Quest also will be open, weather permitting.

“Quarterly free days at Leonardo’s are new this year, and were made possible by increased annual operational support from the city of Enid,” said Julie Baird, executive director. “We really appreciate Mayor Bill Shewey and the Enid City Commission for their commitment to making Leonardo’s accessible for all area children and families.”

During the three previous free days (Sept. 16, Nov. 21, and Feb. 18), Leonardo’s has averaged more than 700 visitors per day.

“We always pick a school holiday or during some community event to allow for greater impact,” Baird said.

Weekend Wonders, free science demonstrations sponsored by McDonald’s of Enid, will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Also, a giant Lite Brite arrived this week and is the final piece of the new “Tinkering@Leonardo’s permanent exhibit that opened March 15.

“Tinkering is fun for the whole family,” Baird said. “We are so grateful to the exhibit title sponsor Oklahoma Museum Network, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, for making this Tinkering possible for the children of northwest Oklahoma.”

Early registration also is under way for Camp Leonardo’s Summer Camp. There is a 20 percent tuition discount for enrollments paid by April 30. Additional discounts are available for Leonardo’s members and families enrolling more than one child in the program. Leonardo’s will host nine weeks of camp this coming summer, six art weeks and three science weeks. Camp scholarships are available with demonstrated need.  

For information about summer camp or other programs or events, go to the Leonardo’s website at www.leonardos.org or call 233-2787.