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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Presents First Escondido Roots Series: Vietnam

Promotional image of San Diego Children's Discover Museum's  Escondido Roots Series: Vietnam on February 23rd.

Above: Promotional image of San Diego Children's Discover Museum's Escondido Roots Series: Vietnam on February 23rd.

The Escondido Roots Series of six free cultural performance events to allow families to experience the richness of Escondido’s cultural diversity kick-offs on Saturday, February 23rd with a celebration of the Vietnamese community. Locals are invited to attend the event and enjoy colorful cultural performances and activities that highlight the diverse traditions of Vietnam.

The afternoon will feature Lion Dancing and a cultural performance by GDPT Hoa Nghiem Youth Group, hands-on activities, and Vietnamese food by Pho Saigon. The event is free to attend with discounted food costs to make it accessible for as many people as possible. A portion of proceeds will benefit San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. This series was made possible by the Escondido Charitable Foundation of the San Diego Foundation.

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Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Location: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, 320 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025 Google Maps

About the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM):
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum’s (SDCDM) mission is to inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation. The museum serves local families, school and play groups, and visitors from across southern California and beyond. The new 6,000 square-foot facility located at 320 North Broadway, Escondido CA 92025 has an additional 6,000 square-foot outdoor space. The site allows for exciting exhibits for interactive children's play such as Rokenbok, Imagination Playground, Sensation Station, Keva Planks and Origami-try. New exhibits at the facility include the Children’s Discovery Garden, a brand new Explorer Discovery Sailboat with toddler area, newly designed Puppet Theatre with new puppets and a large Imagination Stage with musical instruments and new costumes for kids to enjoy. Future exhibits will include the launch of Ancient Egypt as well as Life, Earth and Physical Science Stations in 2012. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SDCDM was founded as a non-profit organization in 2001 as Escondido Children's Museum, with the focus of learning through play and inspiring children from newborn to age 12 to learn about our world through exploration, imagination and experimentation. Admission costs at the new location is $6 per person, $3 for military and disabled, and free for children 12 months and younger. Memberships, group discounts, birthday parties, and spring and summer camps are available. San Diego Children's Discovery Museum is affiliated with the Association of Children's Museums.

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