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'Build Your Own Rollercoaster' Exhibit On Display At Rye Playland

Children learn and play with Westchester Children’s Museum’s “Build Your Own Roller Coaster” Exhibit.
Children learn and play with Westchester Children’s Museum’s “Build Your Own Roller Coaster” Exhibit. Photo Credit: Westchester Children's Museum

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester Children’s Museum (WCM) is presenting interactive, educational exhibits to the county’s youngsters at Playland Amusement Park this summer with the support of Con Edison.

The museum’s exhibits – centered on a “Let’s Build” theme and housed in the historic North Bathhouse – allow children to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and architecture in an engaging, hands-on environment. The museum’s “Build Your Own Coaster” exhibit – which teaches children about force, energy and friction – was made possible through a gift from Con Edison’s “Power of Giving” program.

“Con Edison’s community partnerships support the arts, environmental stewardship, civic awareness and educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Jane Solnick, Con Edison’s director of Westchester Public Affairs. “We’re truly grateful to Con Edison for their ongoing support of Westchester Children’s Museum and this summer’s exhibit,” said Tracy Kay, WCM’s executive director. “Their donation powers a creative and interactive experience that engages children and makes learning fun. We thank Westchester for welcoming us so warmly, and invite families to visit and learn with us regularly.” Accompanying “Build Your Own Coaster” this summer is the “KEVA Planks” exhibit, which allows children to experiment with art and architecture via thousands of uniform building blocks.

Both exhibits will run through September and offer a preview of Westchester Children’s Museum’s vision.  “Let’s Build” exhibits are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Admission is free with donations accepted. Entrance to the “Let’s Build” galleries is from the Playland Boardwalk. Visitors to the exhibits will also have an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at the full 20,000-square-feet of space that will be transformed into a vibrant, light-filled, interactive children’s museum.  For more information, contact Julie Sootin, development director, at 914-421-5050 or

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