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Summer Museum Exhibits for Kids in Rutland

News Release | June 2012

RUTLAND – The Rutland Creative Economy initiative, Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, will present summer museum exhibits for kids in Rutland. These exhibits will be open to the public during Friday Night Live June 22 thru August 10 and Saturday, August 5 during the Downtown Rutland Sidewalk Sales. Returning for a second year, to the space donated by Ryan, Smith and Carbine at 5 Center Street, the exhibits will give the community another sample of what is yet to come.

This year Wonderfeet’s exhibits consist of the most well-liked exhibits of 2011 and a few new exhibits. The exhibits are targeted to kids ages 3-8 with a hands-on approach in mind for the whole family. Wonderfeet exhibits teach kids about simple machines, provide hands-on experience of a farm stand and broaden the world around them. The new exhibit features are “Global Festival/Carnival” and “Outdoors Adventure”. Books will come to life with the expansion of the puppet/story stage.

The mission of the museum is to encourage children to appreciate their role in local and global communities by creating a dynamic environment which fosters curiosity, inspires exploration and engages the imagination through play.

Local people, businesses and services make this summer endeavor possible. This kind of support is sincerely appreciated and continuously needed to move the Wonderfeet initiative to create a fully operational museum. There are many opportunities for anyone interested in getting involved with Wonderfeet. Volunteers are needed to make the summer exhibits possible. Anyone interested in providing future ideas, volunteer time and/or services please contact Myra Peffer, President at 802.774.8493 or [email protected].  For more information go to www.wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org.

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