Children's Museum In Seminole Celebrates 1 Millionth Visitor With Big Prize

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 5:07 pm
By: News 9

The Jasmine Moran Children's Museum celebrated a milestone Friday by surprising one lucky family with a free trip to "The Most Magical Place on Earth": Disney World!

The members of the Prince family were the 1 millionth visitors to the museum Friday afternoon. The celebration included much more than balloons, confetti and cake. Jeremy and Sabrina, along with their young sons John and Frank, and infant daughter Abigail, received a one-year membership to the museum and a street named after them in the museum's Safety Town.

The woman the museum is named for, Jasmine Moran, then informed them about the biggest prize -- a trip to Disney World in Orlando.

Museum co-founder Melvin Moran says they wanted to do something big to celebrate the important milestone. The museum began offering children educational and entertaining experiences in January 1993. It's grown steadily, and will soon expand for the eighth time to house a large replica of a dinosaur.

Moran says kids love coming to the museum again and again because they can pretend to be anything from doctors, lawyers, teachers, weather forecasters and grocery store checkers – all while learning important lessons.

"It's quite an experience for kids. They can be anything they want," said Moran. "We really try to include exhibits and experiences that will make them want to come back."

The Jasmine Moran Children's Museum is located at 1714 Highway 9 West in Seminole. It's open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.