Phoenix children’s museum gets $1.15M in grants

Phoenix's Monroe School[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — The Children’s Museum of Phoenix landed a $900,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation, museum officials said Thursday.  The museum also received a $250,000 donation from the family of former Attorney General Grant Woods.  Museum supporters have raised $8.1 million for the facility, which hopes to open June 14 in the historic Monroe School at Van Buren and Seventh streets.  The museum needs $12.3 million for construction and renovation work.  When it’s complete, the 55,000-square-foot museum will feature interactive exhibits for infants and children up to age 10.

The hands-on exhibits will include an art studio, a book loft, a “construction zone” for large-scale building and an area with 10,000 blocks, organizers say.  The museum expects to have 500,000 visitors each year, spokeswoman Marion Wiener said.  If the museum doesn’t make its fundraising goal, it won’t open, she added.  Museum officials are confident they’ll raise the necessary money.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

Posted on February 1, 2008, in Arts and Culture, Diversity and Cultural Inclusion, Downtown Vitality, Education, Historic Preservation and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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