Museum on wheels hopes to bring playtime back to DFW

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DALLAS-- There`s a museum traveling around Northern Texas.

How, you ask?

On wheels, of course.

Play Street Museum on Wheels takes about a half hour to be set up once it gets where it`s going.

"Anywhere where children are needing to be entertained," says Ann Marie Tennison, a franchise owner. "Our main vision is really to bring back play into education, traveling to preschools traveling to daycares."

The creators are trying to get children to play again, like children once did.

"They want to stay home, they want to sit in front of their TVs, they want to play in that in retrospect, versus playing outside or going indoors and coloring or drawing or painting," says Tennison. She adds that free play is extremely important for children.

They believe children are being raised with iPads and cellphones instead of exploring, reading, interacting and learning social skills. "That`s all taken away when you put a screen in their face," says Tennison.

You can rent the Play Street Museum for an event, fundraiser, festival or party.

They have different themes and even curriculum for children as old as 5th grade.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.