DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Public Schools is partnering with the Detroit Children’s Museum to offer free admission to children on Friday, August 19 from noon to 4 pm at a DPS enrollment event that also includes parent workshops on how to make flashcards, free flash card kits, free backpacks (while supplies last) and free immunizations.

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult ($4 per adult) and can only gain free admission between the hours of noon and 4 pm, even though the museum is open 9 am to 9 pm. Free immunizations will be administered from noon to 3 pm.

The event is part of the district’s comprehensive 2011 Back-to-School enrollment campaign, which has an added emphasis on attendance on the first day of teaching and learning, September 6. The enrollment campaign focuses on the educational advantages available to students and parents across DPS. Click here to learn more.

The Detroit Children’s Museum, which is the third oldest children’s museum in the country, houses more than 100,000 artifacts. Formerly operated by Detroit Public Schools, the Detroit Children’s Museum is now part of the Detroit Science Center. The museum is located at 6134 Second Avenue in downtown Detroit.


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