Workers broke ground for a new children’s museum at Thanksgiving Point.
Anticipation is in the air for the new attraction and visitors are looking forward to the coming exhibits.
The museum will be forty five thousand square feet and contain over one hundred and fifty hands-on exhibits.
Thanksgiving Point’s Communications Manager Britnee Johnston explains the purpose of the new attraction.
She says, “What makes the museum of natural curiosity so great in addition to providing more things for people to do here at Thanksgiving Point, it creates a place for young families to come and reconnect with the world through active play.”
Since 2005, Thanksgiving Point has been collecting 23.4 million dollars for the project, although they still need an additional 3.6 million to complete.
Donators, charitable foundations, and tourism taxes are the main sources of funding.
Johnston says the museum will also offer more job opportunities, “We serve more than a million visitors each year. So with the new museum, we expect over three hundred thousand more people to come visit, which would obviously up our economic area here.”
Johnston says they hope to have the museum open for the public in spring of 2014.