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The Children's Museum of Siouxland receives $250,000 donation from Tyson Foods


After receiving a hefty donation from a local company, the Children's Museum of Siouxland is in its final stage of fundraising.

The Children's Museum accepted a $250,000 check on Thursday from Tyson Foods. The money's going towards a three-part agriculture exhibit, which teaches kids how food gets from the farm to their plate.

"We are proud to be able to help communicate some of the things that sort of promote the food illiteracy that's starting in our community and around the country. Our goal is to be able to help children understand where their food comes from," said Kari Kellen, executive director of the Children's Museum.

Because of the donation from Tyson Foods, the Children's Museum of Siouxland is getting closer to reaching its six million dollar goal.

"This is the fun part. This is when we get to give back and this is the type of thing that children, and the museum will be here hopefully forever, and I can just envision these little kids coming in, seeing this stuff with big smiles on their face," said Bruce Pautsch, Vice President of Human Resources at Tyson Foods.

The museum will continue its fundraising through the rest of spring. If all funds are met, the Children's Museum of Siouxland will begin construction this summer with hopes of opening in 2015.

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