KidCo offers new option to ‘get the wiggles out’

Isla Maddock and Evelyn Vetter serve up play “pizza” and “ice cream” on their first trip to KidCo in downtown Moorhead. (Photo/Patricia Vetter.)

With the weather limiting options for play, the opening of the KidCo Children’s Museum in downtown Moorhead last week gives youngsters – and parents – a new option for “getting the wiggles out,” as founder Aaron Duma puts it.

The play center at 814 Center Ave. opened its doors March 6, welcoming kids from infancy to age 8 to a wonderland of hands-on play, from a make-believe town with a bistro, police station, treehouse and barbershop to a “construction zone” with foam blocks, the Fun Noodle Forest and the Splatter Room, where they can create fluorescent art on the whiteboard walls. A separate area is set aside for the littlest guests as the Toddler Zone.

Three kid-oriented concerts are planned on the corner stage in coming days as part of the grand opening – Patty and Matty (Pat Lenertz and Matty Johnson) Thursday, a St. Paddy’s Party with the Cropdusters Friday, and Dan Christianson Saturday. The doors open at 5 p.m.

KidCo has already announced plans to nearly double its 2,600-sq.-ft. space with expansion into the vacant storefront next door. Parents can reserve 90-minute playtimes for their offspring via the internet at or by downloading the KidCo app for Android or iPhone.

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