Tyson Foods Supports New Sioux City Children’s Museum with $250,000 Donation


WEBWIRE – Thursday, March 27, 2014

Plans for a new children’s museum in Sioux City have received a boost from Tyson Foods, Inc. The company is donating $250,000 to sponsor a “Farm to Food” exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Siouxland.   

 “This incredibly generous contribution comes at a critical point for the museum,” said Kari Kellen, executive director of the museum. “Tyson’s gift helps to make a key part of our exhibit plan a reality as we prepare to begin construction.” 

The museum will provide an interactive, hands-on learning environment to children, families and schools of the tri-state area.   

The “Farm to Food” exhibit, which will be named in honor of Tyson Foods, will feature an interactive display of the food production cycle. It will bring the food-making process to life so children can see how crops are grown, farm animals are raised and how agriculture contributes to the food choices they make at the grocery store.   

The exhibit will include a replica farm, grocery store and café, which will allow visitors to track the movement of food from the farm to their dinner table. Other museum exhibits will also be highly interactive, with STEM-(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based hands-on displays.  

“We’re excited about the museum and this exhibit because it’s an opportunity to promote agricultural education for young people and educators in Siouxland,” said Bruce Pautsch, vice president of human resources for Tyson Foods.  “We also believe our team members and their families will also enjoy it.”                                               

The Children’s Museum of Siouxland will be located at 623 Pearl Street in Sioux City, Iowa.  It was started as a project through the Junior League of Sioux City and run by a group of dedicated volunteers. Today, the museum’s board is working closely with families, community members, and partners during the fundraising stage of development.  For more information about Children’s Museum of Siouxland, visit www.childrensmuseumofsiouxland.org or email executive director, Kari Kellen, kkellen@childrensmuseumofsiouxland.org.



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