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Kids travel the country at new exhibit

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Faith Cobb, 11, watches her sister Hope Cobb, 4, test her sledding skills Sunday on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, one of the new Trivial Pursuit-50 States exhibits at the Children's Museum at the Imperial Centre.

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From Staff Reports

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

 The new exhibit at the Children’s Museum offers local residents the chance to take a trip across the country without having to leave downtown Rocky Mount.

 Trivial Pursuit, A 50-State Adventure! opened Memorial Day weekend, featuring hands-on activities and touch-screen trivia game kiosks that focus on students in kindergarten to fifth grade but also has features for younger and older audiences.

“This is an opportunity for people in our community that may not be able to travel to still learn about all of our states and see something fun from each place,” Imperial Centre Recreation Services Supervisor Sheila Long said in a previous interview.

The exhibit was created in collaboration with Hasbro Inc. to enlighten audiences about the geography, history and culture of the country’s 50 states and Washington, D.C.

“Exhibit activities feature favorite American travel, sports and leisure pastimes, music from across the nation and fun and important information about well-known people, places and historical events,” according to a press release from the city.

The Imperial Centre will have a free grand opening event for the exhibit  that kicks off at 6 p.m. June 17. Residents are encouraged to come out to explore the Trivial Pursuit exhibit, new exhibits in the Maria V. Howard Arts Center, a return of the popular No Shame — an open mic opportunity for singers, poets, actors and others — as well as live music, activities for all ages and a celebration of 10 years since the Imperial Centre opened. The night will cap off with a showing of Tomorrowland in the courtyard around 8:30 p.m.

The Trivial Pursuit exhibit will run through Sept. 18.

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