Children’s Museum Grand Re-opening Set for May 1
The 8,000 square foot Children’s Museum will be staffed by education professionals and has a flexible configuration that can be adjusted with evolving programs and educational exhibitions.
The time has come! That’s the sentiment of the Museum of the Southwest, and also of Permian Basin kids and their parents, now that a grand reopening date is set for the re-imagined Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum.
The Museum is inviting the community to a celebration on May 1 from noon to 6 p.m. that will feature inflatables, music, games, dinosaurs and much more.
The 8,000 square foot Children’s Museum will be staffed by education professionals and has a flexible configuration that can be adjusted with evolving programs and educational exhibitions, according to the Museum.
It includes a drop-in Makerspace with staff-facilitated projects; a Painting Zone offering kids the chance to paint on transparent walls, clean and repeat; a Toddler Zone providing a safe space for ages 0-3 to explore and play; a Free Play Zone for children to experiment with foam blocks, ball paths, and other artistic and mechanical objects on the floor and walls. Coming soon will be a Sea Wall where children can learn about aquatic life forms from afar, and also a Sound Garden where they can create music by tapping, manipulating and moving a collection of interactive sculptures.
Museum members can access the Children’s Museum for free, along with the rest of the campus, including the Historic Turner Mansion, the Lissa Noel Wagner Art Wing and the Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium. To become a member, go here.