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Free mobile children’s museum coming, June 16-18Tell North Platte what you think

In conjunction with the state’s 150th anniversary, a mobile children’s museum will stop in North Platte during Nebraskaland Days.

“Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum” will be at the Parkade Plaza at 225 E. Sixth on Friday, June 16 and remain through Sunday, June 18.

Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. While exhibits in the Mobile Children’s Museum are intended for children ages 5-12, audiences of all ages are welcome.

The Mobile Children’s Museum provides a hands-on experience for children through play, interactivity and the latest technology to explore the state’s heritage and envision their futures, Nebraska’s First Lady Susanne Shore said.

“We hope the experience will help power the imagination and create an excitement about learning,” Shore said.

Days, hours

Friday, June 16: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, June 17: 10 a.m.-noon. 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 18: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The mobile museum is from the Omaha Children’s Museum. It is on a 26-week, 42-community tour across Nebraska that lasts until October.

For a list of communities the museum will visit in 2017, see www.ne150.org/museum/.

The hours of operation will vary by location.

Nebraska150 Celebration Executive Director Regan Anson said, “We want to extend our sincere thanks to the communities for partnering with us to build this amazing children’s museum experience and all of the communities involved for agreeing to partner with us on this initiative. A project of this magnitude requires a huge commitment on the part of the communities we will visit, including extensive volunteer support.”

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/31/2017
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