Parents will be thankful for the vision that Nikki and Jim Bonomo had at the end of 2011 to open a children’s museum here in Findlay. Two and a half years later, a small-scale children’s museum known as Little Main Street opened at the Findlay Village Mall with a permanent and larger location in the works. Children can enjoy shopping at the grocery store, changing a car battery at the auto shop and going to the bank to use the teller window or the interactive ATM. The engineering exhibit will appeal to children who love to build with life-size foam tinkertoys and the book nook will attract avid little readers. A padded infant play area will keep the babies happy and there is an art table to nurture those creative little minds. Children can learn about agriculture, science, math and more through hands-on play.
The project has truly become a community-wide effort with several board members, corporate sponsors and local contributors. Nikki Bonomo beams with energy and excitement when discussing Little Main Street’s opening. “What I am most excited about is to see the little ones come in here and enjoy it; to have them play in something crazy and fun.” The Little Main Street location is now open and ready for little (and big) visitors! -JK
Children’s Museum of Findlay information: Little Main Street (temporary location, small-scale museum) Located across from JoAnn Fabrics at Findlay Village Mall Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm & Sundays from 12 to 5pm Cost of admission: $4.50 for children, $6.50 for adults (children under 2 are free).Find out more at www.cmfindlay.com or at the Children’s Museum of Findlay Facebook page