Grand Island's Imagination City Children Museum gets closer to opening day

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island is getting closer and closer to the opening of new children's museum, Imagination City. The owners have been working the last few months to get all of the walls painted, decorations hung and the exhibits set up.

A look at Imagination City just before owners add finishing touches. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

When it's finished, children will be able to walk around the city and take turns playing in and learning about different career paths.

"The main purpose of Imagination City is to give kids the opportunity to take part in play based learning which is a lot of role-playing," Co-Owner Laura Johnson told Local4 News. "So they can go into the eye care center or the vet clinic and they can take on a role of physician or a patient or what not."

Co Owners Laura Johnson and Shawna Senff have been working on this project for a few years now. They say seeing it come to life is pretty amazing.

"We were always dreaming up what a children's museum could look like for Grand Island and for the families here," Johnson said. "As time went on, we kind of really honed in on exactly what Imagination City would look like. We ended up wanting it to look like a town, which is done and we are very pleased."

They are planning to officially open their doors sometime in November, but families may be able to get a sneak peak at it next week. The museum is planning to host a trick or treat event for children before Halloween.

For updates and more information on the museum, you can keep up with them on their Facebook page