Free museum admission weeks to thank residents

Commerce – The Northeast Texas Children's Museum in Commerce is offering free admission for area children beginning next week.

On Tuesday, August 9 through August 13, children from Commerce are invited to the museum free of charge. Greenville children get free admission August 30 through September 3, Paris children September 6 to September 10 and Sulphur Springs children will be recognized September 13 through September 17.

During the promotion, an individual with a driver's license from the selected community may bring three children for free admittance with their paid $3.00 adult admission.

All of northeast Texas will be included in the Super Saturday free week-end in January.

Two special programs will be offered during August.

On Friday, August 5, at noon Mac's Magic Show will be presented by magician Mac Robinson.

On Thursday, August 11, at 10:30 am Dog Days of Summer will be presented by the Commerce Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Kristin Hailey will come with information on how to take care of a dog or other animal during summer months.

Both of these programs will be offered for the cost of admission to the museum. Adult admission is $3 and children's admission is $5. Children under the age of two are free. Members may enter with their membership card, and all children may play in the museum for an additional time.

The KidSteam Train has been very popular this summer. However, the train will head to the roundhouse for refurbishing the week of September 19. The train will return to the Museum in March.

"We hope that families will visit the museum before September 19 so that children can enjoy the train one last time," said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director. "The train has been a very popular addition to the museum since the tracks were laid last March."

The Museum will be taking a recess, too. Due to the anticipated low visitation during the first weeks school begins, it will be closed August 22 - 26.

The Northeast Texas Children's Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00. For additional information, call the museum at 903-886-6055.