MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A place that allows kids to explore and play hosted a very important event for 23 children and their families.

The Minnesota Children’s Museum held a kids-only immigration ceremony Friday. The ceremony in St. Paul was for kids ages 4 to 14 only.

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After taking the oath, the presiding judge presented each of the children with their certificate of citizenship. These children came from a dozen countries around the world. Some were adopted and others gained citizenship through their parents.

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“We’re excited for some of this process to be done and over. It’s very exciting,” Rianna Voss, a mother of one of the children, said. “With our son, they sent the certificate to us. They didn’t have a ceremony. So to have a ceremony to go through makes it a little more official.”

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So what do you do once you become a U.S. citizen? You play! The museum welcomed the families to stay and enjoy the newly renovated and expanded exhibits.