Mobile Children’s Museum Coming to Ord

Children of all ages and their families have the opportunity to enjoy the NE150 Mobile Children’s Museum this weekend at the Valley County Fairgrounds. The museum is free to attend and will provide educational entertainment for audiences of all ages. Museum hours are as follows:

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

First Lady Susanne Shore said, “We created the Mobile Children’s Museum to provide a fun, hands-on learning experience for children who may not normally be able to easily access a children’s museum. Through play, interactivity and the latest technology, Nebraska’s children will explore their heritage and envision their futures. We hope the experience will help power the imagination and create an excitement about learning.”

The Mobile Children’s Museum is contained in a 53-foot, state-of-the-art, custom air-ride, double-expandable trailer that is specially designed and outfitted for traveling museum exhibits. The unit is climate controlled, has GPS tracking, Wi-Fi, its own generator and is ADA accessible.

Interior exhibits include areas where kids will build shelters and test them in a wind chamber or earthquake simulator, design their own 10-acre homestead, test their knowledge of Nebraska, create their own movie, explore toys from the past, craft their own postcards and more. Exhibits also surround the exterior of the trailer, allowing for optimal play and learning space. Those exhibits will include a timed “chore” challenge obstacle course, foam block invention area, toy creation station and more.

The Mobile Children’s Museum is a partnership with the Omaha Children’s Museum and is sponsored in part by Cargill, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, First National Bank, Peter Kiewit Foundation, BNSF Railway, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America – Nebraska Chapter, AGC Nebraska Building Chapter, TransCanada, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation and Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST 529).


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