The Children’s Museum of Wilmington Opens New Active Lifestyle Exhibit


DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC – On Friday, July 19th, The Children’s Museum of Wilmington will open its new Kid Power exhibit, sponsored by Planet Fitness. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Regular admission pricing applies for the day. The exhibit will give children a fun way to expend energy while learning the importance of being active. Watch our interview with WWAY TV3 to learn more about Kid Power!

Housed in the former international diner area on the fourth floor of the Museum, Kid Power will have a variety of active components for children to learn about different muscles in their bodies and simultaneously burn energy. These activities include a long jump, vertical jump, balance beam, hand bike, stationary bike and area for aerobic fitness.

“We are beyond thrilled to partner with The Children’s Museum of Wilmington to bring health and fitness awareness to the next generation,” said Reid Wolfe, Planet Fitness Regional Manager. “Just like in our gyms, the Kid Power exhibit creates a beautiful environment where kids can have fun, go at their own pace, and do their own thing without ever having to worry about being judged. We are looking forward to all of the smiles the exhibit brings!”

Enter for a chance to win a three month Planet Fitness Black Card Membership and four admission passes to the Museum on its Facebook page. To be entered you must mark as interested on the event page, like the post and state how your family stays fit together (bonus entry if you post a picture of your family being active together!)

About Planet Fitness: Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of March 31, 2019, Planet Fitness had more than 13.6 million members and 1,806 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico. The company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which they call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 95 percent of Plant Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women. To learn more, please visit www.planetfitness.com

About The Children’s Museum of Wilmington: The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a safe and fun place where children can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. Comprised of three historic downtown Wilmington properties, the Museum offers 17,000 square feet and four floors of hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-10. Additionally, the Museum offers daily programs, grant funded community outreach, and special monthly events. For more information on everything the Museum has to offer, please visit www.playwilmington.org/kid-power-grand-opening

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