Young train fanatics will be excited about the latest exhibit announcement from the Seattle Children’s Museum. In partnership with Sound Transit, the Museum is celebrating the completion of a new Sound Transit Station replica on Jan. 11.
Currently open in a testing phase,the completed exhibit will welcome 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. The new exhibit enhanced the existing stroller parking and snack area, as well as providing a location for school groups to gather as they start their visits.
A non-profit organization, the Seattle Children’s Museum depends on the generosity of the community and grants to underwrite exhibit renovations. “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 Donna Marie Bertrand, Executive Director. “Trains and transportation are not only fascinating to kids and adults alike, but are springboards for math, science and literacy.”
“This exhibit will help inspire the next generation to ride and, we hope, continue to expand Sound Transit’s light rail network,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine, who will chair the Sound Transit Board starting Jan. 1. “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.”