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11/15: Interview – New Exibits at the Eau Claire Children’s Museum

New exhibits are coming to the Eau Claire Children’s Museum, that you and your family might want to check out!

The first is “The Power of Children: Making a Difference.”

This exhibit shares the extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White—three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make a positive difference in the world. This exhibit encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear, and prejudice throughout 20th-century history and today. Due to the serious nature of the exhibit, it is recommended for children 8 and up.

During the opening celebration, people can see the new exhibit and celebrate local youth making a difference in the world today. Visitors are invited to join discussions, theatrical performances/choral readings, mini art projects, and other hands-on activities.

Presentations will include:
• 1:00 PM Power of Children Sing-A-Long with Guest Musician Doug Wozniak
• 2:00 PM Sharing Stories of Acres for Joy with guest speakers Sofia Adkins, Aryanna Sabourin, Grace Martin, and Ava Allemann
• 3:00 PM Chippewa Valley Children’s Chorus led by Assistant Director Sydney Rabata

“The Power of Children: Making a Difference” is open to the public starting on November 12th through January 4th. The Opening Celebration is on Nov. 16 from 1 PM till 5 PM. For more information, head to the exhibit’s website.

Another great exhibit for the kids is “Holiday Toy Trains.” At this exhibit, kids can see all kinds of model trains dressed up for the holidays.

There will also be special activities on the following dates-
• Dec. 5 & 7 | Cookie Week: Frost and decorate your own cookie to eat or take home (while supplies last)
• Dec. 12 & 14 | Lego Week: Compete in our building challenge, or make a design just for fun!
• Dec. 19 & 21 | Caroling & Ugly Sweater Week: Join our roving carolers and get a free hot chocolate, if you wear your ugly sweater.

The exhibit starts on November 29th from 1 P.M. till 5 P.M. It will then run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 PM till 8 PM, and Saturdays from 1 PM till 5 PM until December 28th. Trains will not run on December 24th, as the museum will be closed. For more information, visit the exhibit’s website.

Corey Viars

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