EXCLUSIVE LIVE MUSIC EVENT
FRIDAY JUNE 19TH, FROM 5:00PM - LIVESTREAM RIGHT HERE and on FACEBOOK
Join us as these amazing musicians come together to support the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert with their wonderful, eclectic, and inspiring music from all genres.
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FRIDAY JUNE 19TH, FROM 5:00PM - LIVESTREAM
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Our Partners Make a Difference
We are so grateful for the support of our corporate partners, who are committed to helping us through these tough times.
Together, we are helping make a difference in the lives of so many. With the help of our sponsors, CV COVID Relief and the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert continues to fulfill our mission of inspiring personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs..
Sunset Ranch Oasis
The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce is the center of Valley business. We work with businesses looking to create or expand their presence in Rancho Mirage and help them create more jobs. More jobs means more opportunities for people to find work and provide for their families. This leads to increased community prosperity.
Proudly Hosted by Bryan Gallo
Bryan Gallo joined NBC Palm Springs as a Weathercaster in August 2015. Bryan has worked in the entertainment and restaurant business since he was a teenager. As a young adult, he moved from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to pursue a career as professional dancer. Where he had the opportunity to work on MTV and has worked on Soul Train Dancer.
His reputation for gracious hosting earned him the honor of being voted Pasadena’s “Best Local Personality” in the Pasadena Weekly's Reader's Poll in 2008, 2009, & 2011. Bryan has been a team member on hundreds of successful community functions throughout California, creating a better quality of life for his community and raising money for local nonprofits. Currently Bryan is the face of Desert Living, a show focused on lifestyle in the Coachella Valley working as the show host and as the Exec Producer. The weekend weatherman for NBCPS. The show host for Partners in Design, the face of the show Weekly Rundown .As well as the morning weatherman for KGAY 106.5. Bryan has brought and Emmy to NBC Palm Springs as well as earning “Best News Personality “ from the Coachella Valley Weekly readers poll two years in a row. Charities close to his heart are the Muscular Dystrophy Association,Desert AIDS Project Well in the Desert and The Palm Springs Animal Shelter
ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF THE DESERT
How we help
The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a valuable community resource for children and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs.
CDMOD is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on the support of our community and friends to help us inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers and leaders. Your donation ensures that children of the Coachella Valley will continue to experience the joy of discovery.
We value being a place that nurtures thoughtful, hands-on learning in a creative and engaging environment that celebrates learning as an innately joyful activity.
We value being a place where multigenerational family members can grow their relationships through comfortably exploring, sharing and learning together.
We value being a community resource and a welcoming place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share experiences while learning about themselves and our world.
Keep CDMOD Alive during COVID-19!
COVID-10 RELIEF CONCERT
Like many businesses and nonprofit organizations, Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert (CDMOD) made the difficult decision to close its doors for public safety in mid-March.
“CDMOD is a private, nonprofit institution that depends on memberships, daily admissions sales, and program enrollment as a majority of its revenue,” said Carol E. Scott, CEO of CDMOD. “This shutdown will be difficult for us to bounce back from. We had to postponed the All-American Discovery Duck Pluck, our signature spring fundraiser. We also had to make a gut-wrenching decision to furlough 25 employees. But, we trust that when stay-at-home orders are lifted, members and donors will come back and support us. In the meantime, we want to offer the community all we can.”
“We need each other more than ever right now,” said Scott. “The museum has been a place families have come to rely on for safe family fun for nearly 30 years. And, although we are closed during the pandemic, we are still a community resource and a parental partner by offering children meaningful, constructive playtime activities.”
Now, “Discover at Home” programming is offered virtually on CDMOD’s website and its social media platforms. The museum is creating videos for IGTV and Facebook Live segments, which are archived on the website for later viewing.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and Saturdays at 10 a.m., Gregoria Rodriguez, Chief Programs and Exhibits Officer, leads a toddler/elementary-age story time. The “Full STEAM Ahead!” video series offers activities inspired by science, technology, engineering, art, and math. “Home Cooking Junior” features fun, kid-friendly recipes. All hands-on activities will consider items already likely at home and make suggestions for substitutions, to minimize leaving the house during the stay-at-home orders. Material lists needed for STEAM and cooking activities are posted in advance on social media platforms, to ensure participants have time to prepare.
Another social post creating a buzz is the museum’s conversation starters. Each Monday, CDMOD’s Instagram and Facebook pages have a question or concept (in both English and Spanish) that parents can ask their kids to get those creative juices flowing, such as, “If you had one million marshmallows, what would you build?” Participants are encouraged to share their responses on the CDMOD social media pages.
“We really miss our families at the museum, and we want to stay engaged. We can't wait to be able to open the doors and have the families come play at the museum,” said Rodriguez.
All online activities are offered at no charge to the community, but donations are greatly appreciated.