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Kids' museum lets little ones explore the world

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 04, 2014

~~<p>Loretta Yajima remembers a time two decades ago when people thought she was crazy. Turn the old Hono&shy;lulu incinerator into a children's museum? Ridiculous! It couldn't be done.</p>
<p>The 45,000-square-foot building where the city's trash was burned had been vacant for 30 years. It was dark, dismal and isolated &mdash; certainly not suitable, many thought, as a gathering place for kids.</p>
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Loretta Yajima remembers a time two decades ago when people thought she was crazy. Turn the old Hono­lulu incinerator into a children's museum? Ridiculous! It couldn't be done.

The 45,000-square-foot building where the city's trash was burned had been vacant for 30 years. It was dark, dismal and isolated — certainly not suitable, many thought, as a gathering place for kids. Login for more...



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