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Gordon selected as one of 42 communities to have mobile children's museum visit as part of the Nebraska 150 Celebration

(Omaha, Neb.) First Lady Susanne Shore today announced preliminary exhibit and tour details of the Nebraska150 Celebration’s largest project, “Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum.”

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 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 and more.

The Mobile Children’s Museum will launch in early April from the Omaha Children’s Museum, which partnered with the Nebraska150 Celebration on the project.

The full press release can be found here.

For more information, visit the mobile museum website.

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