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Community Pitches In For Children’s Carnival

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra opened its doors on Saturday, June 15 for the annual Carnival day, featuring games, arts and crafts, interactive educational activities and free entry to the hands-on discovery center.

Children’s Museum of the Sierra is a hands-on discovery center located in Oakhurst. Photo by George Lurie

Representatives from Cal Fire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Ambulance and other community organizations were on hand to enhance the experience for the families who came from the foothills and beyond to play at the museum.

Open year round, the Children’s Museum of the Sierra offers young people ages 2 – 12 and their families the opportunity to explore, imagine, create, make choices and learn by doing.

This museum has not only become a popular place where teachers, parents and community members can assist and interact with children in a positive environment, it’s also a popular destination for many vacation itineraries. The 4,000-square-foot museum is a fascination station for all to enjoy.

Inside Sierra Ambulance. Photo courtesy Maryrose Diaz

Not a collecting museum in the traditional sense, CMOS uses teaching collections, providing objects to be handled, learned from and explored by the inquisitive participants.

The museum was founded in 1995 by a group of parents and individuals interested in bringing specialized programs to young people of the mountain community.

The hands-on exhibits can be categorized as teaching scientific principles or allowing the children to learn about the world around them through dramatic play or artistic expression.

Children’s Museum of the Sierra is located at 49269 Golden Oak Drive in Oakhurst and is a member of the Consortium of Southern Yosemite Museums.

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Wesley Hank and Vincent Weber try their luck at bean toss. Photo courtesy George Lurie

Ariana Shipp and her brother Kyler check out the Sierra Ambulance tattoo booth. Photo courtesy George Lurie

Sierra Ambulance photo by Maryrose Diaz

Sierra Ambulance photo by Maryrose Diaz

Garcia family from Lemoore with Viviana Resendez of Explorers. Photo by George Lurie

Madera County Sheriff Office’s Explorers volunteered for some fishing. Photo by George Lurie

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