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New Nebraska exhibit gives kids a glimpse into their future

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NORFOLK, NE. (KTIV/US92) -

An exhibit that recently opened in Norfolk, Nebraska gives kids a glimpse into their possible futures. The Fantastic Future Me exhibit debuted at the Elkhorn Valley Museum on Saturday.

The interactive exhibit uses a touch-screen to let kids pick all sorts of different possibilities that allow them to see what they would look like in different career paths.

The exhibit was originally set up at the Omaha Children's Museum, but officials with the Nebraska State Treasury said they wanted to take Fantastic Future Me around the state to get kids and their caregivers to think about the years ahead.

"We though sponsoring the Fantastic Future Me was a great way for young people to start think about their futures, and a great way to encourage parents and grandparents to start saving for college or other higher education," Don Stenberg, Nebraska State Treasurer.

Elkhorn Valley Museum officials invited various city and business leaders as well as rescue officials to talk to the young visitors about what they do for a living. Museum staff say they wanted the exhibit's opening to give kids a chance to see the career possibilities in their hometown.

"We wanted to really get people involved and to know other people's professions, to let them know that it's OK to think about being a nurse, or a journalist or the mayor of the town. Who wouldn't want to be that," asked Ali Abler, spokesperson for the Elkhorn Valley Museum.

The Fantastic Future Me exhibit will be displayed at the Elkhorn Valley Museum through May 11th.

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