Did you know that 2020 is a leap year? It has an extra day, Leap Day, or an intercalary day. And while many of us (myself included) think that this is something that happens every four years, it’s a little more complicated than that.
[Leap Day] Occurs in every year that is divisible by four and only in century years that are evenly divided by 400.
– Ex. 800, 1200, 2000 were leap years…BUT 1700 and 1900 were not because they are not divisible by 400, even though they are divisible by four.Leap Year Fast Facts, CNN
The math alone makes Leap Day something to celebrate, and we’re going to do just that!
The extra day is an extra good reason to help support the mission of Busy Brains Children’s Museum by coming out to play at their Pop-up in Grayslake. Your $5 admission (per walking child) helps support them in their quest to bring a permanent children’s museum to Lake County.
In addition to admission and open play with all the fabulous exhibits that Busy Brains has set up (you can read about those and see a video here), Little Lake County will be running the craft station where we will be making some leaping fun crafts for your kids to take home. Of course, a playdate is more fun with friends, so we are bringing some with us!
Our friends from Pediatric Interactions are coming to play again (you might remember them from this past summers Playground Tour). This time they will be bringing some leaping good fun with a movement class doing some animal yoga. Children of all ages and abilities will enjoy this 15-minute movement break. Classes will be at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
The Grayslake Area Public Library will also be visiting with us to read some stories that will have everyone hopping for joy! Storytimes will be at 10:15 and 11:00 a.m.
All this fun and more is included with your admission to the Pop-up. That’s right, you get a morning of fun, and you get to support an awesome charity all for only $5. You really can’t ask for a better way to spend your bonus day than this!
Leap Day Celebration
Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Busy Brains Children’s Museum – Grayslake Pop-up
164 Hawley St., Grayslake, IL 60030
Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome!
Parking is available on the street, behind the building, or in the municipal parking lots. Please take the elevator to the basement to enter the museum.
We can’t wait to celebrate Leap Day with you!