(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Children’s Museum of Cheyenne (CMC) has developed a new interactive family-friendly experience for the public, expected to open this July and travel statewide. “We recognized we didn’t have anything tangible that families could hold on to,” said Amy Surdam, CMC Board President. “We wanted something that could make an impact long before the museum would be built, but also something that could travel around the state and inspire as many kids as possible. We have been planning, writing grants for, and now fabricating our Mobile Museum.” The 'STEAMing across Wyoming' concept was developed by a Mobile Museum committee led by Amy Gorbey, with an experience for ages 2-7. The organization secured enough grants and support from partners before working with WH21 on design and then fabrication. *h/t photo: CMC/Pitchengine Communities* “The Mobile Museum is an interactive family friendly experience that children and families around the state will not want to miss," Monica Jennings, the new committee lead, said. "Learning through play is a research validated approach to education. The Mobile Museum captures this as children experience Wyoming landscapes and culture through play.” The soft opening is scheduled for a Neighborhood Night Out in July, followed by a two week event just before and over Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) in the Atlas Theater. Depending on location, the museum is either free of charge or cost of admission is $3, but thanks to the Kiwanis Club, there are scholarships available. Revenue will go towards future travel expenses. *Other stops for 2016 include:* Pine Bluffs Trail Days, the Laramie County Fair, the Wyoming State Museum, Campbell County Library, Wright, and Sheridan. “Our goal is to take the museum around the county and around the state to four different locations each for the next two years while we wait to open our new facility," Surdam said. "When deciding where to visit first, it was extremely important to us to go to Gillette and Wright and let the families and kids up there know that we are here for them and that they are not alone in this time of economic challenge.” Further Mobile Museum details will be announced in the near future. Contact Monica Jennings
, Mobile Museum Chair, for
more information or go to the website here
CMC’s goal is to open in 2018.
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