Middletown's Kidcity opens new hands-on room to honor sister city in Sicily

Oct 14, 2022 217

BY: Cassandra Day, Gary Kleeblatt

A tiny, darkened hallway tucked away at Kidcity children’s museum leads to a new and cozy, wondrous room that evokes a piazza in Melilli, Sicily, just before dusk. A faux marble fountain of dolphins leaping high into the air seem frozen in time as the smell of coffee wafts from a cafe in the corner, and royal green handkerchiefs, scattered on the stone-like floor, are pushed into tiny portals by little hands.

The scarves burst out of the top of the sculpture, lending a sense of magic to the play area. “They come out, and the kids find them, collect them, and the grownups sit as they feed the fountain,” Founder and Creative Director Jennifer Alexander explained. 

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