Countdown to Kindergarten

Discovery Place Kids is helping young learners get ready for their first big day of school with Countdown to Kindergarten, a FREE community-wide program for rising kindergartners and their families.

This annual event focuses on kindergarten readiness and celebrates a child's entrance into formal education. Enjoy FREE Museum admission as community partners offer skill-building activities and information that children and parents will need in preparation for their first day of school:

  • Meet with local kindergarten teachers and learn about what to expect in the first 30 days of school
  • Visit a mock classroom
  • Play literacy games
  • Explore school bus safety with Gus the Bus
  • Get to know local firefighters, police officers and EMTs
  • Enjoy story time and craft activities
  • Discover afterschool opportunities including sports, dance, music and scouting
  • Get a free dental screening and learn how to maintain a healthy smile
  • Test and try new skills throughout the Museum

Children who are ready to learn and are well-prepared for kindergarten have a greater opportunity for success. Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville is bringing the community together to play an active role in the preparedness process.

  • Under 10
  • August 25
  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm