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05/20/2017 - Volunteers Needed For NE150 Mobile Children’s Museum

Nebraska 150 Celebration’s largest project, “Truckin’ through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum” will be in Chadron on Friday, May 19 through Saturday, May 20. The museum will be located in the parking lot behind City Hall on the west side of the 200 block of Bordeaux Street. While the mobile museum is intended to delight children ages 5-12, audiences of all ages will be captivated by the exhibits.
 
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. Interior exhibits will 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 will 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 among others.
 
Admittance is free and open to the public. The museum will be staffed by local volunteers willing to contribute their time to set up, operate and load out this once in a lifetime opportunity. If you’d like to volunteer, contact City Hall at 432-0505 or stop by 234 Main Street.