Super Heroes and Stunts take over the Hands On Children’s Museum during the month of July as part of the Summer Splash! Festival which includes themed adventures, live stage performers, animal guests and special museum activities.
The XPOGO Stunt Team is considered the world’s best extreme pogo crew, holding 13 Guinness Book of World Records. The high-flying professional athletes, often soar over ten feet in the air on extreme pogo sticks, performing flips and tricks. The team has been featured on numerous media outlets including Ellen, ESPN, Disney, the Today Show and the Tonight Show, among others.
Along with the XPOGO team, the Museum will also feature Hero, the Super Collie, the world’s youngest champion trick dog, performing July 21 & 22. The five-year-old Border Collie and his trainer, Sara Carson, have appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, the Purina National Dog Show, Family Channel and Pet Network commercials.
The Summer Splash! Festival is the Museum’s signature education event and features three months of exciting interactive learning experiences designed to engage children and alleviate summer learning loss when kids are out of school. Other July activities include silk-screening super hero capes, soldering super robots and sewing super hero sidekicks—all in the MakeSpace. Children can also meet their favorite costumed super heroes on July 22 and 23.
The Museum will feature special exhibits during July including the chance to paint a vintage camper, climb a rock wall and explore a T-28 airplane from the Olympic Flight Museum. Nature Play happens every day in the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center with Chicken Talks, Mud Pie Mondays and children’s garden activities.
August will feature another month of interactive learning around Stars, S’mores and the Great Campout highlighted by an evening campout experience in the Museum’s outdoor space and a two-days of a traveling planetarium from the Museum of Flight.
All Summer Splash! activities are free to the public with Museum admission or membership. The Museum offers Free Friday Night the first Friday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. For a full schedule of Museum events, visit www.hocm.org/calendar.