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Children's Museum exhibit draws thousands in its first week at Yuma Art Center

Yuma, Ariz. – More than 2,000 members of the public visited the Children's Museum of Yuma County's exhibit in its first week at the City's Yuma Art Center. 

In an average year, the downtown venue, located at 254 S. Main St., typically sees about 16,000 visitors. 

"Having that response to this exhibit is a clear indication that Yuma is a growing community looking to provide an enhanced quality of life for ourselves and our children," said Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls. "The success of the Children's Museum of Yuma County's exhibit at the Yuma Art Center demonstrates the importance of children and their education to the people of Yuma."

The exhibit will remain at the Yuma Art Center through Aug. 6. There is no cost to attend. Features at the exhibit will change, so guests are encouraged to check back to see what is new.

City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Director Debbie Wendt said she is thrilled to see thousands of children and their families at the Yuma Art Center. 

"It's a wonderful hands-on experience that joins the worlds of art and science together," she said. "Children can think, learn, imagine, design, build and make their own music - all in one location. We're honored to be the venue to house the exhibit."

The exhibit closes an hour prior to the Yuma Art Center each day. The public can visit the exhibitTuesday through Thursday10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The venue is closed Sunday and Monday.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on the exhibit or the Yuma Art Center's hours of operation, please call (928) 373-5202. To find out more about the Children's Museum of Yuma County, Inc., a local 501(c)3 non-profit,