The Astoria Children's Museum celebrates its facility as "The Place to Be" for local children this summer by throwing a Summer Kick-Off Party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

The event is free for children and their accompanying adults and will include crafts, games, prizes and food. A new Lewis and Clark exhibit will be highlighted, and children are welcome to play and explore the museum. The kick-off party is sponsored by Rick Berezay State Farm Insurance in Astoria.

The Astoria Children's Museum is located on the second floor of the Uppertown Firefighters Museum, 2968 Marine Drive in Astoria. For more information, call (503) 325-8669 or visit the Web site


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