- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A children’s museum has opened in Peoria after more than a decade of fundraising.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1Qw5BL4) the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum opened Friday, welcoming 300 visitors.

It features six interactive exhibits where parents and grandparents can watch while their children explore.

Museum director Rebecca Shulman Herz says children need opportunities and inspiration to become “anything they want to be.”

The museum’s backers include the Junior League and the Peoria Zoological Society. The groups launched the Power of Play Campaign in 2010.

Admission to the children’s museum is $8. Children younger than 1 are admitted free. Senior citizens and military personnel can get visit the children’s museum for $7.

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com

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