The National Corvette Museum (NCM) has been a Mecca for Corvette enthusiasts for years, but the NCM is more than just a place for car guys and girls to gawk at impressive cars. It’s also a place where the whole family can go and enjoy themselves, with future plans for the museum having even more family fun in mind. As we found out from CorvetteBlogger, the NCM is currently working on a permanent automotive exhibit just for kids that is set to open later this year. Not only will kids be able to play in a hands-on-environment, they’ll also get to work on cars just like mom or dad.

The kids’ exhibit is set to occupy a 1,000 square foot storage space and classroom. There, kids will be able to work on a kid-sized car with tools that look and sound like the real deal. As if working in a mini auto shop wasn’t enough fun, kids will also be able to interact with an assembly line exhibit provided by the Louisville Science Center.

The kids’ exhibit is going to cost about $106,000, with funds coming mostly from a private donor by the name of Eugene Nagowski, and the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

As a return for the investment in the new exhibit, the NCM expects to see about a 20-percent increase in museum attendance. This would bring in more money for the museum itself and the surrounding area.

The official opening date of the kids’ exhibit has yet to be announced, but the NCM expects to open it this fall. For more information about the exhibit, check out CorvetteBlogger.com.