MARQUETTE — The U.P. Children’s Museum in downtown Marquette partnered with local law enforcement as a part of the Night Out events where community members to meet one another.

Museum Manager, Jim Edwards says, “Today we’re having a lunch time Night Out. So everybody that comes past the courtyard, we want to talk to them about child safety, make sure kids are safe. I want them to play well, play safe. We’ve got nice programs here with the state police and stickers, and tattoos, and a pet partner – all sorts of fun things, all aimed at helping parents keep their children safe.”

Community Service Trooper Stacey Rasanen says that with these Night Out events, local law enforcement hope to make children and adults feel comfortable and confident about calling on them if an emergency happens. She says it’s all about meeting people in the community and looking out for one another. Michigan State Police have already held similar events in Ishpeming and Negaunee Townships and will hold them next week in Harvey and Gwinn.

For more information about upcoming events at the U.P. Children’s Museum click here.