Discover 701 Day at MCDC

Jun 27, 2024
Written by: Tessia Samuelson, Magic City Discovery Center

Did you know that North Dakota is one of only 11 states in the United States that uses a single area code for its entire state?

On July 1st, North Dakota celebrates what is called, “701 Day.” A day to celebrate the beautiful state that approximately 780,000 people call home. North Dakota is also known as the Peace Garden State because the International Peace Gardens borders between North Dakota and Canada. These gardens represent the pledge made in 1932 to never go to war with one another. Since the gardens fall on the border, you can actually walk from the United States to Canada and back.


Although it is an unofficial holiday, the Magic City Discovery Center has a few different ways to celebrate. From the dates of July 1st to July 21st, they will be hosting a postcard making contest for kids ages 2 – 18. The winners of the contest will have their postcards printed and sold at the MCDC gift shop. They will also receive a pack of their printed postcards and some MCDC merchandise. This contest is a way to celebrate the beautiful state of North Dakota and showcase kids’ favorite part about living here.


Postcard making will be hosted in the Creativity Studios throughout the duration of the contest. You can also enter from home by making a postcard, filling out the entry form, and submitting it to the front desk of the center by July 21st. For the entry form and other contest details, visit magiccitydiscoverycenter.com/postcardcontest.


The Magic City Discovery Center will also be celebrating in the Spark!Lab.Starting on July 2nd, you can help create a unique North Dakota collage flag. There will be supplies such as markers, magazines, cardboard, tissue paper, and so much more. The final result will be posted online and put on display at the center by the end of the month. Come help the discovery center celebrate the magic of North Dakota.

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