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EXPLORE IT! CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AWARDED NATIONAL GRANT FROM LEGO CHILDREN'S FUND

explore-it-childrens-museumFredericksburg, Va. – Explore it! Children's Museum, formerly Cobblestone Children's Museum, recently received a national grant from the LEGO Children's Fund in the amount of $3,000 to create Build it!, a new exhibit. This exhibit offers hands-on experiences for children ages two to seven years in which they create, play, and learn as they explore science concepts related to building and using simple machines. Explore it! will debut Build it! at the University of Mary Washington's 22nd Annual Multicultural Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Fredericksburg Area Service League (FASL) sponsored another new Explore it! exhibit, Ready, Set, Roll! through a 2012 Financial Assistance Grant. This new physics exhibit will be showcased at 2012-2013 events. Explore it! was also chosen as a volunteer placement for FASL for the 2011-2012 year. FASL members facilitated various exhibits throughout the year. This partnership has allowed Explore it! to expand its outreach to the community.

Explore it! Children's Museum is a non-profit, emerging children's museum in the Fredericksburg area. The mission of Explore it! Children's Museum is to foster interactive learning and inspire creativity where children and adults can explore through moments of shared discovery. Our vision is to establish a permanent children's museum in the Fredericksburg area that will provide a safe, challenging and stimulating environment where children can direct their own learning experiences.

Information about the museum may be found at www.exploreitmuseum.org.

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