Children play in an inflatable on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, during the Worldwide Day of Play in uptown Normal. This year's Day of Play in Normal will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

NORMAL — Uptown Normal will become a giant playground Saturday as the town hosts its annual Day of Play.

The event, presented by Children's Discovery Museum and PNC, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in uptown Normal. Museum admission will be $4 through 5 p.m., but outdoor activities are free.

Worldwide Day of Play was created by Nickelodeon to encourage families to turn off screens and head outside to play.

More than 60 community organizations and businesses will provide free play activities, including Touch a Truck, kids make-and-sell, STEAM activities and the opportunity to build a pushcart.

The Bike Rodeo, located on North Street, will have free helmets. Interactive demonstrations and dance routines will be at Mark R. Peterson Plaza, in addition to a giant sand box, interactive kiosks and a “When I Grow Up” station. Take-home activity books and learning kits will be available.

Photos: 2018 Day of Play

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