TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Terre Haute Children’s Museum opened up a new exhibit in some pretty strategic timing.
Many made it out for a first look this evening. The Under Construction exhibit showcases construction equipment.
It will also give children a bird’s eye view of the construction of the Convention Center when it takes place.
The Wabash Valley Contractor’s Association helped sponsor the exhibit and gave an $18,000 check to the museum today.
Officials say it’s important for children to learn trades as a potential career path.
“Just to walk in here and see these kids touching and experiencing all of these exhibits, hands-on, whether it’s the race car or the balloon that goes over your head, or anything of these things, but to choose a career in trades is important for us,” Bill Hann, president of the Wabash Valley Contractor’s Association, said.
The exhibit is still growing. Museum staff expect it to stay open for 21 months.
It officially opens to the public Friday at 9 a.m.