This page will be used to keep parents updated on upcoming events and also for parents to communicate with each other on play dates etc., and much more!
The Discovery Center is a place for families with Children ages 0-5 to come play and learn together. Our hope is to build community with one another by providing a FUN and safe place for children and parents. Some of the things we have are a Super market, puppet theatre, brand new books for ages 0-5+, climbing structures and we still have more to come. We will also have seasonal activities and programs that we will keep you updated on. Donations are encouraged as it costs money to keep this awesome program up and running (Art supplies, utilities, coffee, etc.) Also if you are interested in volunteering (sweeping, mopping, sanitizing toys, etc.) please let us know. Please come check it out and meet other families in the community!
Mission: To provide a fun place for young families, encourage healthy parenting, social skills and overall community engagement.
Wednesday, April 10th Becky with Usborne books will be in the Discovery Center for a story and craft time at 11:00am! Hope you can join us!
This week are we are celebrating young children at Old School Lives! Our Junkaroo raffles are still going until Saturday the 13th and we have some fun activities going on!
Children’s Discovery Center will be closed on Monday!
Looking for some new books or a little gift for the kiddos on Valentines Day? Check out this February Book List from Jordan and Co. https://jordanandcoblog.com/2019/01/17/february-book-picks/
Ok, fellow book hoarders…here it is: February Book Picks! I tried to keep the list short, but I mean, come on– books about love are the best kind, aren’t they? Here are a few of m…
Some fun ideas for these cold temps!
Stuck indoors while the Polar Vortex sends temperatures plummeting? Try these science experiments that are perfect for the frigid weather.
Old School Lives
Old School Lives Shops and Lunches will be closed due to weather. The building and fitness center will be open for anyone needing those resources.
Are you a homeschool family or just looking for some resources to do with your preschoolers at home? Take a look at this blog! http://thislittlehomeofmine.com/learning-at-home/
Learning at Home: A Glimpse into Our Family's Philosophy of Education - Follow along with us at This Little Home of Mine - thislittlehomeofmine.com
Its going to be another cold weekend... Need some ideas to keep those toddlers busy? This website has tons of fun ideas with things you probably already have around the house! https://busytoddler.com/
making it to naps, one activity at a time
Looking for some new winter books? We thought this was a fun list of books! Maybe you'll find a new one to enjoy this month! https://jordanandcoblog.com/2019/01/04/january-books-2019/
Children's Books for January
Today is a great day to come play in the discovery center or the gym (after Pickleball) and grab lunch while you are here! We also have some plans in the works for 2019! We are applying for a grant to make more improvements and exhibits in the Discovery Center!!
The Discovery Center will be closed Monday January 7th-Wednesdays January 9th due to special events.
The Childrens Discovery Center will be closed Friday Jan. 4th - Wed. Jan 9th due to private events.
Looking for something to do as a family this weekend?! Come to the Old School Lives Junkaroo & Mocha Too event! The Zoomobile will be there on Saturday from 11am-12pm as well as more kid friendly activities!
Goodbye Butterflies! We will miss you!
We released our butterflies today! What a fun experiment!
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Our butterflies have emerged! Bring the kiddos in To check them out!!
The Discovery Center's cover photo
The Discovery Center
Come on out to our Holiday Open House today at Osl! Special discovery center event!!!
July Newsletter Enjoy!
ZPuppets ShowJoin us: ZPuppets Show Saturday, August 13th at 4:00pm Workshop @ 3:00pm Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus Step right up and allow us to astound you with our magnificent glow-in-the-dark Ping Pong ball circus. Yes! Acrobats! Tightrope Walkers! Clowns! Wild Animals! All 100% Ping Pong Balls gua...
Looking for something to do today:
Lake Superior Zoomobile:
July 5th, 1:00 – 1:45 pm:
Animal Care: Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Hear animal stories, meet zoo critters, and learn what it takes to keep zoo animals healthy.
Our newest Discovery Center event starts this week! Get ready to Move & Groove! Join us this summer with a local music teacher, kids will learn new instruments, songs, and movements!
Boom whackers, egg shakers, and drums, Oh my! The Discovery Center just got some new instruments for our music classes! Bells, xylophones, rhythm and rain sticks too! Get ready to move and groove!
Today we saw a tree frog, a fruit bat, an owl and a corn snake! Thanks again to the Lake Superior Zoo Zoomobile for coming and showing us some Forrest animals today!!
Tomorrow the Zoomobile is back!
Thursday, May 26th @ 2pm
Outside main doors of OSL
Kids will get to do some garden learning by planting some flowers in the front of Old School Lives as well as plant their own pots to bring home and watch grow!!!
FREE! Everyone is welcome!
(wear play clothes,
all other supplies provided)
Next Event: Zoomobile!!!!
New Events in the Discovery Center Newsletter! Let us know if you want to be added to the mailing list! We also have a printed newsletter you can sign up for as well!
Turn your Arrghs into Oms, mateys! Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search of calm. Sail into the waters of calm with Cap'n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of taming the Monkey Mind Pirates.Also Join us beforehand for a Playful Mindfulness Family Workshop - 3:00...
Story time cancelled until further notice!
It's Mothers week at OSL!
Mother's week! Celebrate Moms all week long at Old School Lives! Specials and giveaways posted daily! Like and Share this post to be entered in a special drawing on Friday 5/6!
Free Chocolate Cake Dessert w/soup lunch
50% Off 1 antique in Thrift
Free Bar of Bug Creek Soap w/any Gift Shop purchase
Register for free Drawing
Be sure to check out our Newsletter! it has all the upcoming events listed!
Join us: ZPuppets Show Saturday, June 11thShow Time: 4:30pmMonkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party: Turn your Arrghs into Oms, mateys! Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search of calm. Sail into the waters of calm with Cap'n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of tami…
The Discovery Center will be closed today at 2pm and all day tomorrow (Saturday, April 9).
Story time in the Discovery Center this afternoon at 1:00! Hope to see you there!
Toddler Yoga Thursday, March 31 @ 10:30am! FREE! Hope to see you there!
Toddler yoga is cancelled for today! Will be rescheduled for another day!
On tuesday March 22nd, the Lake Superior Zoo Zoomobile visted The Discovery Center at Old School Lives! It was a blast for the kiddos and parents to learn about the different senses and textures of the animals! The zoomobile will be back to the discovery center on April 2nd at the Junkaroo & Mocha Too!! Hope to see you there! Make sure to tell your friends!
Here's a few more photos from our egg hunt in the Discovery Center!
Storytime today at 1:30pm! See you there!
The Duluth Zoomobile is coming today! 2pm in the Discovery Center! Free event for families with preschool children! Hope to see you there!
Old School Lives
Zoomobile in The Discovery Center tomorrow 2pm!!!! Please share!!!!
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The Duluth Zoo Zoomobile will be visiting The Discovery Center on Tuesday, March 22nd at 2pm. This is a free event to families with preschool children. Hope to see you there!
The Discovery Center is CLOSED today!
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