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2/21/2017 - New Interactive Children's Area Grand Opening

Exhibit Information: Nona Miller, Curator of Education and
Joshua Morris, Curator of Exhibits
(785) 309-5776 (day)

General Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
(785) 309-5776 (day)
(785) 825-6306 (evening)



New Interactive Children’s Area Grand Opening

Event Title:    Grand Opening of The Curiosity Shop
Date:               March 11, 2017         
Time:               1:00-4:00 pm
Location:         Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission:      Free


It’s the GRAND OPENING of The Curiosity Shop, a new children’s area at the Smoky Hill Museum on March 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Be among the first to drive a remote controlled truck in our construction site, produce your own radio commercial, test the tornado simulator and get creative on a giant light bright.

The Curiosity Shop is a fun, vibrant space featuring many hands-on activities. Toddlers to teens can immerse themselves in five topic areas: The Dirty ‘30s, Town Building, Kansas Weather, The World of Radio, and a toddler section. Following the grand opening, hours for The Curiosity Shop are the same as those for the museum – Tuesday through Friday 12 noon to 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come play and learn at the Grand Opening of The Curiosity Shop at the Smoky Hill Museum, March 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6 and Saturday 10-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.