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Virginia Discovery Museum Opens 2 New Exhibits

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

The Virginia Discovery Museum is celebrating a partnership with the University of Virginia Children's Hospital and the Charlottesville Fire Department Friday with the opening of two new exhibits.

Kids got to play in a smaller-scale version of a hospital clinic modeled after those in the new Battle Building. They also got to explore a miniature fire station complete with jackets and hats.

The partnership will also feature a new program on the weekends.

"Every Saturday, we try to have a program called ‘Meet Me on Main Street,’ where children can come in and meet people that they would see in little C’ville and now we'll be able to also bring in firefighters as well as physicians, nurses, and the people that you would meet in those facilities,” said Amy Wicks-Horn, executive director of the Virginia Discovery Museum.

Museum staff members say the new exhibits represent a partnership with the city of Charlottesville they hope to keep growing in the future.

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