Duluth Children’s Museum Moves to Temporary Home
The Duluth Children’s Museum has seen incredible growth over the last several years and is currently in the middle of a fundraising drive to build a new facility to better serve their over 9,000 members, but in the meantime, they’ve outgrown their current location at The Depot and needed to move into a temporary location.
The Museum will be moving to its temporary home in the Clyde Park complex on 29th Avenue West. The Museum expects to open in the new location by no later than May 29, 2012.
“This move is just phase one, and it’s an exciting opportunity for the Museum and for the children, families and educators that we serve throughout the Northland,” said Michael Garcia, Duluth Children’s Museum President/CEO.
The temporary space is in the former Athletic Republic building attached to the Duluth Heritage Sports Arena. It will give the Museum nearly double the public floor space of what was available in the Depot, providing expanded opportunities for creative and educational activities for a wider age range of children. The site is located just around the corner from the building on Helm Street that the Children’s Museum purchased and is raising funds to renovate into its permanent home.