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Interactive Neighborhood for Kids turns 10
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INK’s 10th Birthday Event

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville

How much: $10 plus one canned food item per family of up to 5 members and $2 for each additional family

member; children under 2 are free


Happy Birthday INK!

What: Create birthday crafts to hang in the museum

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Aug. 31

How much: $1 with paid museum admission; free for INK members

More info: 770-536-1900,

For the last decade, kids have flocked to a Gainesville museum to create, imagine and play until their hearts were content.

As the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids nears its 10th birthday, what better way to celebrate than with even more opportunities to have fun?

INK’s exhibits let kids imagine they’re grown-ups, ordering food at a restaurant or serving on a jury. Plus, there’s a police car, a fire truck and an airplane to explore. A model railroad lets kids control cranes and lights around a moving train, and there’s also an indoor jungle gym for just bouncing around.

From 1-4 p.m. Sunday, the museum at 999 Chestnut St. in Gainesville will host its 10th birthday event.

Admission is $10 plus one canned food item for a family with up to 5 members. Each additional family member will be admitted for $2 each. Children under 2 will be admitted for free.

The birthday party will include a magic show, book signing and of course cake. There will also be give-aways and a silent auction.

The fun doesn’t stop there.

Visitors next week will have the opportunity complete a special, birthday craft project that will be displayed throughout the museum.

Birthday craft time will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Aug. 31 for $1 on top of the regular admission price. INK members can complete the project for free.

INK is a nonprofit "whose mission is to encourage children of all ages to develop their full potential through exciting hands-on learning."