The Village Children's Museum to celebrate five-year anniversary on Friday

The Village Children's Museum opened in 2018 and will be hosting a five-year anniversary celebration Friday, April 28, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Erica Dischino / TribuneChildren play with educational toys at The Village Children’s Museum.
Children play with educational toys at The Village Children’s Museum.
Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMARThe Village Children's Museum will be celebrating its five-year anniversary on Friday, April 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 1312 Lakeland Drive, according to a news release from the museum.

The Village will offer a free-will admission for its fifth birthday bash, which will include story time, the opportunity to meet and greet members of the local ambulance crew and see a real ambulance, and exhibits to learn about the body and how it works through STEM activities.

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A new, permanent ambulance exhibit will be unveiled during the celebration, which was made available through the generosity and dedication of CentraCare .

The Village opened in 2018 with the goal of serving children and families, providing opportunities to engage in play-based learning and growth.

Studies by Dr. Karyn Purvis suggest that something learned through play is learned up to 40 times faster than something learned through sheer repetition, according to the news release.


That engagement is at the core of The Village's mission, "inspiring learning, community and health in the children and families of west central Minnesota."

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