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Imaginarium launches “Blast Boredom” Campaign for area families

Lucy Conroy plays at the Imaginarium in Plattsburgh.

Lucy Conroy plays at the Imaginarium in Plattsburgh. Photo by Katherine Clark.

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Hudson Spiegel and his mother Jessica Spiegel, play at the Imaginarium’s mock grocery store.

— The Imaginarium Childrens museum in Plattsburgh launched its “Blast Boredom” campaign during a fun-filled press conference April 10.

“We want to blast boredom from our children and give them outlets to learn on their own terms in a creative and fun way,” said Imaginarium President Jennifer Meschinelli. “So, we ask our community to help us on this mission to blast boredom.”

The campaign was launched in part by Cardinal Public Relations, a student run organization of mainly marketing and public relations students at Plattsburgh State University. Cardinal Public Relations President Timothy Maggio said the group chose the Imaginarium because of the museum’s promotion of quality learning and education.

“By helping fund our blast boredom exhibit campaign, you can provide your children and community with a children's museum that will continuously give back to our Plattsburgh area for our quality of life, economy and education,” Meschinelli said.

The Imaginarium Children's Museum was founded by community-minded mothers and educators with a strong passion for fostering interactive inquiry and inspiring creativity in children and adults through moments of shared discovery.

“It’s not just a great value to the students and the kids, it’s a great value to the whole family,” said Marty Mannix, a Plattsburgh town councilman. “Bottom line we have much to celebrate here.”

The Imaginarium Children's Museum provides shared experiences through interpretative and interactive exhibits such as the science room, a climbing wall and a glow room with a light up table. The exhibits are made for children to touch, climb on, experiment with and learn about while having fun. By exposing adults and children to unfamiliar concepts in a non-threatening, hands-on approach, and ensuring that the museum experience is accessible to those of differing abilities and backgrounds, the children's museum creates bridges of understanding. The museum incorporates art, science, math, music, literacy and other exhibits and programs for children to experience new things in a fun and educating way, Meschinelli said.

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