The New York City Police Museum just opened its new hands-on children’s exhibit in Lower Manhattan. Entitled the Junior Officers Discovery Zone, the exhibit was established with the help of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
“We wanted to create a space that was designed exclusively for children” said Julie Bose of the Police Museum. “We see 15,000 school children here a year, which is a tremendous number for a small museum and a lot of them come from all over the city and outside the city and we wanted to create a special place for them.” In order to achieve this goal, the exhibit includes models of mobile crime labs, finger print labs and numerous additional tools used in investigations.
“It gives the kids a real idea of what the police confront, how they work with their equipment and how they respond” explained First Deputy Commissioner Rafael Pineiro.