This museum is fun! (To sue?)

Bob Dorigo Jones Senior Fellow, The Center for America
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What do you call a museum that lets kids run, jump and slide down exhibits like a giant monster slide, a whale sculpture, and an exhibit called the “puking pig?”

Kids call it awesome! And the one-of-a-kind City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri has become so popular, it attracts 700,000 visitors a year!

But when kids are allowed to play, there can be injuries, and personal injury lawyers have filed so many lawsuits against the museum, the cost of its liability insurance skyrocketed more than 1,000% in 13 years.

Sadly, there are many fraudulent claims. When a rock fell just four feet, twelve people told the museum they’d been injured. Yet a video showed no one was even near the rock when it fell. When the museum told this to those who claimed to be injured, they quickly changed their stories.

Let’s be fair, there’s nothing more important than the safety of our children. But lawsuit abuse doesn’t help them. America needs to be encouraging the development of more fun-filled places like this, not placing barriers in the way.

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