forecast calls for fun during
"Grand Winter Days"
A celebration for grandparents and grandchildren Jan. 3 -
Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2003) -- Seeing life through the eyes of a child.
No one enjoys the view more than a grandparent does. And when
the scene is as family-friendly as Chattanooga, a “grand”
winter day takes on a whole new meaning of cool for both generations.
Neighbors and Chattanooga's downtown attractions present: “Grand
Winter Days” from Jan. 3-6, when grandparents and grandchildren
can share the excitement of exploring many of the city's museums
and attractions at a special discount or even for free.
has plenty of things to do that will keep your grandkids, as well
as keep you entertained for days. Visit the Creative Discovery
Museum, the Chattanooga Regional History Museum, the Hunter Museum
of American Art, the Chattanooga African American Museum and the
Tennessee Aquarium. (Discounts and coupon information listed below.)
out and having fun with your grandkids can be a great way to develop
a close relationship as well as priceless memories for both of
you,” said Joyce Clem, director of intergenerational programs
at Senior Neighbors of Chattanooga. “When the two generations
adventure into the world together, the experience can be magical.”
following museums and attractions are offering free admission
or discounts, with coupon, to grandparents and grandchildren on
all four days. You
may print out the coupon flyer here (pdf
file) or pick one up at Senior Neighbors, 1000 Newby Street;
the downtown museums; the information desk at Hamilton Place Mall;
Healthlink Plus at Northgate Mall; and local YMCA’s.
Aquarium -- Discover the real stars behind the
flashy undersea antics of the characters from “Finding
Nemo.” Then “Dive Into Winter” with scheduled
feeding dives at the Aquarium when you present a special coupon
to receive one child's ticket free with the purchase of an adult
ticket from Jan. 3 - 6.
Discovery Museum – In the new exhibit “RiverPlay”
you can pilot a river boat, climb high atop a crow's nest, build
sailboats and make water wheels spin. In the “Cool Wonders”
exhibit kids can explore a winter forest, play in a warm cottage,
wind their way through a blizzard maze, and then climb an icy
peak. Free admission with coupon.
Museum – The “Paper Sculpture Show”
will inspire you to create your own sculptures in the gallery.
Twenty-nine different sculptures are available as well as the
supplies needed to create them. Visitors are encouraged to leave
their work for others to see or take their creations with them.
Free admission with coupon.
Regional History Museum – At the History
Museum “grands” can explore prehistoric life in
our valley when they visit “Dinosaurs Plus,” the
museum’s in-house designed and built interactive exhibit
for the young and the young at heart. Free admission with coupon.
American Museum – This adventure will fascinate
you with artifacts from the life of Bessie Smith, “Empress
of the Blues,” permanently on display. There are also
three temporary exhibits –“In Spite of Our Journey
pt.1 - Russell Goode,” “In Spite of Our Journey
pt.2 - Lillian Robinson” and “African American Soldiers
and the Building of Early Chattanooga.” Free admission
kick off “Grand Winter Days” a celebration is scheduled
at the Chattanooga Regional History Museum at 401 Broad St. on
Jan. 3 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Each museum/attraction will feature
fun activities for the young and young at heart to enjoy together
-- from making snowflakes and brass rubbings, to getting up-close
and personal with animals from the Aquarium.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., enjoy entertainment by the CSO Youth
Orchestra Ensemble, followed by the Senior Neighbors Orchestra,
the Kids on the Block, and Tom Morgan and Lynne Haas. Refreshments
will also be served.
more information: Joyce Clem at Senior Neighbors (423) 755-6100.