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ASU Museum is awarded grant for children's exhibits

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Children in Region 8 can expect to see new and exciting exhibits at Arkansas State University's Children's Museum, after a grant from the King Foundation was recently awarded to them.

As a result, Director of the Museum, Dr. Marti Allen, says they will be able to continue their current partnership with the Arkansas Discovery Network. This means when the current exhibits go out, new ones will go in.

Dr. Marti Allen, "We've got a great series of children's hands on exhibits coming from the Arkansas Discovery Network. Our next exhibit will be "Astronomy: It's a blast. That will come this fall. When that leaves we'll get another one to replace it. The second one will be "Arkansas Rocks, Rivers and Road cuts". After that, will be "Backyard Science" and then Design Zone. Design Zone is also currently still under construction."

Education Coordinator for the museum, Jill Kary, says these interactive exhibits are invaluable when it comes to opening up the mind of a child. "That's how they learn. That's why they play. Children learn something every time they play and people have learned one way to get them to learn about science. Things they can take and put together and count. The fact that a museum has learned this and created something to help teach children is wonderful."

Dr. Allen says all of the upcoming exhibits look great, but she's most excited about the Design Zone."It's going to focus on principals that designers use to plan things like skating rinks or roller coaster rides in theme parks and that kind of thing. This exhibit will give children a chance to work as designers and come up with their own kinds of designs. So, I really think this is going to get the creative juices of children in this area going."

For more information about ASU's Museum, log onto their website.

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