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Innovation Experience Center

The Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester is pushing ahead with plans for a new family-focused Innovation Experience Center. The museum's leadership presented the concept, now nearly a year in the works, to a group of city leaders and stakeholders at a meeting Monday afternoon. The museum is seeking community support for a multi-generational museum focused on three key areas: innovation, health and well-being, and cultural exchange. "First and foremost, it will be a community-based museum," said Heidi Mestad, the museum's director. "If we make it cool enough for the community to get excited about, visitors will want to come too."

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Archive Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, STEM

Level 2: UMR and Recreation

DMC Impacts:

Sports, Recreation, Nature, Discovery Square, UMR and Recreation

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

Known/Likely Collaborators: Spark (Formerly Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester)

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district)

 

 

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, STEM  

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Last modified by support on 2020/02/07
Created by allnode on 2017/09/26

 

 

 

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