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Kearney Area Children’s Museum brings agriculture to the forefront with new exhibit

The exhibit is a mix of renovations and additions
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 7:23 AM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Area Children’s Museum unveiled a new exhibit Monday evening with a focus on agriculture.

The Ag Exhibit is a combination of renovations to an old space, used for the museum’s previously smaller and not-as-advanced Ag Exhibit, and additions to the space; including new items for kids to experience, interactive areas and sections.

“We had a lot of kind contributors, too, for the space so that’s been very awesome,” Executive Director Traci Winscot said.

The space highlights where produce comes from in Nebraska, and the world, where some of the Nebraska fish can be found, how milk and potatoes get to our tables and a garden area explaining planting seeds and what fresh produce can grow in our gardens.

Winscot said the museum tries to renovate a handful of spaces every five years or so but does it on a rolling schedule so multiple spaces aren’t shut down or being renovated at once. The Ag Exhibit is a culmination of sponsors and community help.

“It’s amazing to see the community support we’ve received especially in this exhibit where people are donating their labor, their time, their resources to help make this happen after having a really rough year,” Winscot said.

You can visit the new exhibit Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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