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Museum helps kids “discover” history


Carbon County Museum last Wednesday announced the opening of its “Discovery Zone,” a brand new, hands-on children’s space. The museum will host an Open House on Friday, Jan. 4, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., to celebrate the new space.

“We’re really excited to offer this space as a family-friendly option,” Education and Outreach Coordinator Lauren Huntley said. “It really expands our ability to reach more people in the community.”

Outfitted with a tipi and a photomural of the North Platte River, the Discovery Zone will also feature a dress-up station and interactive games. Children ages 3 to 12 can explore how the bison was a virtual Native American department store, erect a miniature tipi, play native games, and even try on a Sioux headdress.

“The Discovery Zone is not only a lot of fun, but it’s a learning environment, too,” Huntley said. “The kids will learn through play.”

The Open House isn’t only for kids and families, though. Visitors of all ages can sample traditional Native American foods, view our Native American doll collection, and take in Carbon County vistas captured by local photographers. Capturing Carbon County, an exhibit inspired by a competition for the Discovery Zone mural image, will be on display from Dec. 21 through Jan. 25.

For more information, call the museum at 328-2740.


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