Children’s Museum of Wilmington celebrates national mud month

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is celebrating national mud day Friday and Saturday.

Director of Operations Kathleen King Celebrate said the mission of International Mud Month is to connect children to the joy of playing in nature. She said parents can bring their kids to get messy without having to worry about the clean up. She said they take care of everything.

The event includes pools full of mud, mulch, water, toys, quick sand, and something called, “oobleck.” It is a corn starch and water mixture.

It is a day to forget about all the technology in today’s society and remember what being a kid is all about. King said one of the best parts is seeing kids and parents get excited about playing in mother nature.

“It’s so exciting to see a kid get so excited about getting dirty and getting messy and getting just all down right gross,” King said. Parents are sometimes like, ‘I don’t know how I feel about that,’ but then, they come and they see how much fun their kids are having and it makes them want to play and it kind of reverts them back to their childhood days.”

King said wear a bathing suit or old clothes and bring a towel and a change of clothes. King said they have a rinsing area to clean off.

Children of all ages are invited to play in the mud and get messy from 9:00 – 12:00 Saturday in downtown Wilmington. The museum is located on Orange St.

If you miss the event this year, they will do it again next year.

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