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New exhibit 'America to Zanzibar' now open at Omaha Children's Museum

American to Zanzibar OCM
Posted at 12:08 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 13:08:19-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - — The Omaha Children's Museum has a new exhibit for kids to explore.

America to Zanzibar Muslim Cultures Near and Far offers hands-on, experience for kids of all ages.

Kim Reiner, who works as the museums communications director says the new exhibit is like traveling the world all in one room.

"It covers 52 countries and ... we cover areas such as art, music, architecture, trade and travel," she said.

Reiner went on to say,"kids are familiar with playing make believe at a grocery store so we have a market place where they can see (and smell) fruits from other countries."

Visitors can also participate in 3-D exploration of mosque architecture from around the world.

Families are also able to see original work from local artists, the American Muslim Institute also contributed to the new exhibit.

There are several special events taking place and the exhibit is open now through April 19th.

You can find out more at http://www.ocm.org/exhibits-and-events/special-exhibits/america-to-zanzibar/