The Lincoln Children’s Museum welcomed its 2,500,000th guest at 10:50 a.m. Feb. 16.
Grandparents Jerry and Connie Barnett of Lincoln brought their grandchildren Coco and Eddie to the museum at 1420 P St. with a plan to burn off some energy with a morning of play.
Their visit marked a milestone in the Lincoln Children’s Museum’s nearly 25-year history -- the 2.5 millionth museum guest was in their group.
As a result, the family received a variety of gifts and special recognition by the museum staff, including a five-year museum membership, a museum store gift certificate, a free week at a museum summer camp, a $25 downtown Lincoln gift card, an oversized cookie from The Cookie Company, and free kids meals from Sam and Louie’s Pizzeria.
“We were overwhelmed, but excited,” Jerry Barnett said.
Six-year-old Eddie was thrilled. “We love to play, and this is a fun place. I’m excited to come back again and again,” he said.