- Associated Press - Sunday, August 17, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - A popular children’s museum in northern New Jersey will soon close to make way for a medical building.

The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1l95M09) that the owner of the New Jersey Children’s Museum in Paramus announced last week that it will close on Sept. 1.

The building was sold in February to Valley Health Systems and will be converted for medical use.

Museum owner Anne Sumers says she is saddened by the closing. She opened the museum 22 years ago with her husband following a visit to a similar hands-on museum for kids in the Philadelphia area.

The museum has 40 interactive exhibits for children, including a fire truck, medieval castle and TV studio.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com