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Children’s Museum of St. Croix Hosts a Playdate for Adults

Children learn while they play at the 2023 Agrifest. (Photo courtesy Children’s Museum of St. Croix)

“Home Sweet Home” is what the Children’s Museum of St. Croix hopes to achieve with its annual fundraiser on Saturday.

The St. Croix Tennis Club will host “A Night at the Museum” from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will include good food and an online auction.

Tickets are $125 and can be purchased on the Children’s Museum of St. Croix website or by texting kidsmuseum to 79230.

“A museum home will enable the Children’s Museum of St. Croix to expand programming and opportunities to explore, discover, create, and learn through play,” Board Member Ellie Hirsh said in an email.

Since Winifred “Oyoko” Loving came up with the idea in 2017 with a group of friends, museum founders, and board members have hosted crowd-pleasing and unique pop-ups at community events, including Agrifest, Christmas Spoken Here, and Mango Melee.

For each pop-up, the museum provides crayons, paint, paper, clay, and straws to create art and build train tracks and weather stations. There have been live sea creatures to observe, puzzles to solve, and building blocks to erect.

The Children’s Museum pop-ups draw a large number of children and adults. Under a 3,000-square-foot tent, around 450-500 children learned through playing during the three days of the 2023 Ag Fair.

“It’s an opportunity for the community to come out and support the Children’s Museum of St. Croix to expand programming and opportunities to explore, discover, create and learn through play,” Hirsh said.

The Children’s Museum of St. Croix is a 501c3, donations are also welcome.

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