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Traveling exhibit will promote children's museum project

The effort to open a children's museum in Rochester has gotten another boost, this time from a local leadership group that plans to build an exhibit for the project.

Leadership Greater Rochester has announced that it will build a traveling exhibit that the Children's Museum of Rochester can use to promote the project and help with fundraising. The exhibit will feature three separate areas that kids can explore, with details still being finalized, said Stacy Kohlnhofer, a member of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce leadership program.

The goal is to unveil the exhibit for the first time at Rochesterfest in June, Kohlnhofer said. She said the exhibit will be installed as a permanent exhibit once the museum is opened.

In the meantime, the traveling exhibit will be featured at schools and special events and can be loaned to other communities in the area, Kohlnhofer said.

Leadership Greater Rochester's announcement follows recent news that the Children's Museum of Rochester is pursuing a partnership with the Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul.


Contributions to the traveling exhibit can be made by providing tax deductible donations or in-kind

donations of building supplies, tools and labor. Donations may be sent to: Rochester Area

Chamber of Commerce Foundation — CMR project, 220 S. Broadway, suite 100, Rochester, MN 55904.

The Children’s Museum of Rochester is a nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 by a group of local

families, educators and businesspeople committed to opening a children's museum in Rochester.

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