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Seattle museum to teach kids about public transportation

Posted on January 7, 2014

The Seattle Children's Museum is completing a new Sound Transit Station exhibit that will give kids a chance to learn about public transit and picture the excitement of riding — or operating — a train.

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"This exhibit will help inspire the next generation to ride and, we hope, continue to expand Sound Transit's light rail network," said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. "What kid doesn't love a train? It's today's kids who will reap the greatest benefits from the congestion-free light rail system that Sound Transit is building today."  

The exhibit is currently open in a testing phase. Enabled by $9,600 in Sound Transit funding, the exhibit welcomes kids to step up to a large train table to drive a replica of the Sound Transit lines. Families can also stop for a photo opportunity, capturing themselves "inside" a Sound Transit train. Zap Gridlock, Sound Transit's traffic-fighting superhero mascot, will be on hand.  

"We appreciate the team at Sound Transit, who not only provided financial support for this renovation, but worked with our team to create a learning environment," said Seattle Children's Museum Executive Director Donna Marie Bertrand. "Trains and transportation are not only fascinating to kids and adults alike, but are springboards for math, science and literacy."  

Now celebrating its 34th year, the Seattle Children's Museum is a 22,000-square-foot play space where children ages 10 months to 10 years and their families can play and explore.

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