Kidzu celebrated its 10th birthday this March. In a party that involved lots of singing and jumping, giggles and sparkles, the University Place-located children’s museum blew out the candles to a decade of serving the children of Chapel Hill.
Lilly and Jadin Parker pose with Premier Children’s Parties’ Cinderella and the Snow Queen.
McDougle Elementary School teacher Chelsey McElwee (second from left) with former student Carolina Guerrero (second from right), Carolina’s siblings Maria (far left) and Anthony (front) and mother Mariela Hernandez (far right).
Author Missy Julian Fox and illustrator Elaine O’Neil read from their Tar-Heel-themed children’s book Road Trip Carolina at the event.
One-woman-band Marcia Blackstock led a wild pack of joyful children in song and dance.
Kidzu co-founder Jonathan Mills with executive director Lisa Van Deman.
Kidzu co-founders Jonathan Mills (second to right) and Tina Clossick (far left) – also current director of operations – with Chapel Hill mayor Pam Hemminger (second to left) and Kidzu executive director Lisa Van Deman.
Luyi Li makes dinner in Kidzu’s kitchen play area.
Abreanna Chatman giggles in the arms of James Patterson during the Kidzu’s birthday festivities.