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Children's Museum teams up with Mayo Clinic for kids' surprise activity

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

Children receiving medical care at Mayo Clinic received a welcome distraction, courtesy of the Rochester Children's Museum Tuesday morning.

On the 16th floor at the Children's Center, right by the appointment desk, children enjoyed a big arts and crafts table. The Children's Center and the Minnesota Children's Museum teamed up to bring the fun and new activity to kids.

So while they were waiting for their appointments, they could create anything they'd like and let their imaginations run wild.

And perhaps most importantly, it gives parents and kids a chance to get their mind off what they may be going through.

Nidhi Sakrikar, a parent and Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic, brought her six year-old son Sameer to the hospital for a follow up appointment about his allergies.

"He was very anxious to see what the future is with his allergy testing, so this kind of took his mind off that," she said. "And I don't think he's even realizing where he is right now, he's just being very happy and that, as a parent, makes me very happy that he's happy."

Sakrikar said it was a nice surprise to see the Children's Museum come out to the hospital. She said it is a wonderful program for the kids and parents.

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