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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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Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, STEM   Sports, Recreation, Nature, Discovery Square, UMR and Recreation  

Project Phase: 

Concept

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

Collaborators: Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

Related Projects

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

 

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Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, STEM  

April 23, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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April 20, 2019: Chateau Theater Request for Proposal

3 proposals (Exhibits Development Group, Art Trust of Minnesota, Encourage Events Group) being considered as a result of RFP.  

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April 11, 2019: OpenBeam April 2019 News

Attended Sustainability's  Arrive Rochester meeting about ride sharing presentation. Learn more them and their positioning in DMC Transportation notion of Transit Management.  Added the Arrive Rochester organization to Community Beam registry. Rediscovered this letter to DMCC and now wondering if the consultant is being paid  400K per year. 

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April 08, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan

3rd Annual DMC Real Estate Development and Investment Summit

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April 07, 2019: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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April 04, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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April 03, 2019: MOMA Demand Action News

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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March 05, 2019: Rochester-Olmsted County Youth commission

The Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission is bringing the Tents of Witness exhibit to Rochester on April 13th – April 16th. 

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March 05, 2019: Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back)

A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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February 23, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2019-02-23 2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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February 17, 2019: Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC

The DMC EDA, City of Rochester and UMR will begin discussions about future sub-district development. 

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February 17, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Packet

DMCC Meeting Packet with affordable housing and transportation breakouts.

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/26
Created by allnode on 2017/09/26

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
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  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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