‘Doctors in Concert’ Has 2020 Vision for Children’s Discovery Museum’s New Medical Exhibit
By Amy Pitzer
The Children’s Discovery Museum plans to open its new Healthy Me! medical exhibit in August of 2020 and funds from this year’s Doctors in Concert will directly support the design, fabrication, and installation of this highly anticipated exhibit.
“We’re excited to debut this immersive and imaginative play space dedicated to helping kids understand what a Healthy Me looks like and the important role they play in their own healthcare journey along with their doctors, nurses, and dentists,” said Beth Whisman, Executive Director of the Children’s Discovery Museum.
With generous support from OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, initial funding for the exhibit has been strong but there is still work to be done which is where Doctors in Concert donors come into play.
Doctors in Concert is a unique event that showcases local physicians’ musical talents in order to raise funds towards the current needs of the museum’s medical exhibit. Physicians perform classical and contemporary melodies on piano, violin, cello, guitar, and harmonica. The event itself has grown over the years, from a traditional recital in a church to the current cabaret-style concert with appetizers and drinks at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
“We are fortunate our local physicians recognize the incredible resource the Children’s Discovery Museum is to young learners in our community and the importance of establishing a lifelong love of learning. We are thankful for their support of the museum’s mission and this annual event,” said John Wohlwend, volunteer and co-founder of the event.
This year’s Doctors in Concert will be held at 6pm on Friday, April 3 at the DoubleTree in Bloomington. Proceeds will help build a new medical exhibit and that night’s audience will get a chance to view updated artwork for the new exhibit.
Parents Night Out
The CDM Education Staff will again be joining us at the DoubleTree to provide educational programming for your little ones while you attend the concert. There is no additional charge to your ticket. It’s a perfect date night opportunity for a young family. Space is limited so reserve your ticket and programming spot soon! (Children must be 4–11 years old and potty trained to participate.)
Advanced tickets are $30 and $35 at the door. Student and senior tickets are $25. To sponsor this event or purchase tickets visit www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net or visit the Children’s Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal.