Families Escaping the Smoke in the Rogue Valley

Some families in the Rogue Valley are finding a way to have Summer fun indoors.

Posted: Aug 17, 2018 6:12 PM
Updated: Aug 17, 2018 6:12 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Some families in the Rogue Valley are finding a way to have Summer fun indoors. 

Shannon Young, Assistant Director for Kid Time Children's Museum, said the giant play area has been a lot busier than usual. 

"The smoke has been a problem for everybody and I'm sure we're ready for it to dissipate, but if there's a silver lining in it anywhere for us, it's that what is normally a really slow time of year for us has been really busy," Young said. 

Young said families are normally spending their Summers outdoors hiking, camping and at parks and pools, but with this season's smoke, it's a different story. 

"People are really coming so their kids can get some energy out and so they can breathe," Young said. 

Young said the museum also increased its program schedule to seven days a week rather than just five. 

She said the museum saw 11,348 visitors between June 1 and August 31, 2017. This year, since June 1, the museum has seen 16,992 already. 

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