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October 21, 2014, 4:33 pm
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Memorial Medical Center Donates $100,000 For Interactive Kidzeum Exhibit

A $100,000 gift from Memorial Medical Center will help pay for a three-story high exhibit depicting the inner workings of a human child’s body… which will serve as the centerpiece of the planned Kidzeum in downtown Springfield. 


Officials with the children’s museum say the 40-foot exhibit will have around 100 different components… including an interactive heart, a diabetes zone, and an “esophageal” slide down into a digestive tract.  The goal is to teach kids about healthy eating and prevention of obesity. 


Kidzeum officials say the donation from Memorial is a good way to kick off a final $2 million push to complete the capital campaign toward final construction and completion of the facility.

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