COLUMBUS – Kids from across the area made their way to Columbus on Friday to explore the NE150 Children’s Museum.
Columbus Visitors Bureau Director Deb Loseke says over 300 students are visiting the museum and exploring the various activities available. Kids competed in an small obstacle course, and took part in games and projects geared towards learning.
“It’s all about Nebraska, which these students are learning in school. It’s hands on activities. It’s fun. We had kids crying yesterday because they didn’t want to leave, but it has been just a great experience for the community and the kids,” says Loseke.
Kids from Columbus schools, as well as area communities such as Schuyler, Platte Center, Duncan, and Howells, have been taking part in the days festivities, which will open to the public from 3-5 p.m. Friday evening, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.
“It’s a great opportunity, if you haven’t been near the museum. It’s been all over the state of Nebraska all summer. So you can come to Columbus and explore it, and even though it’s a temporary display, at least you can explore Columbus while you’re here,” says Loseke.
The museum is located on the corner of 14th Street and 23rd Avenue in downtown Columbus.