Children's museum fundraiser 'Pops-Up' at Magic Valley Mall

Published: Feb. 9, 2019 at 11:32 PM MST
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A campaign to help better the community through educating children in Southern Idaho was in full force at the Magic Valley Mall.

Children attended what's called a "Pop-Up Museum" and were able to participate in a variety of activities that explored science, technology, engineering, as well as arts and math.

The event even included a "heart section" where children had the opportunity to learn about blood cells from trained medical staff and even touch a real cow heart.

Organizers told KMVT that the fundraiser is just one step in the effort to bring a children's museum to the Magic Valley.

"The Magic Valley needs a children's museum," Paula Weeks, the Publicity Chair for the Children's Museum of the Magic Valley said. "People travel to go do this for their children to be interactive and to be learning, its education."

And Bethany Bell, the Co-Founder and President of the Children's Museum of the Magic Valley says they're more opportunities for community residents to help the museum effort to come.

"The next step for us is we have a fundraiser coming up on President's Day, and we're hoping to throw a lot more of these pop up museums so kids can learn, explore, and we can educate the community about what we're trying to build," Bell said.

Organizers went on to say they've receive a tremendous amount of support from the community, and if you'd like to volunteer to contact them via their