Minnesota Children's Museum to receive US$26m revamp

by Kath Hudson | 13 Sep 2012

Image: The Minnesota Children's Museum

Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle of Minneapolis have been appointed as design architects, who have more than 30 years’ experience designing spaces for children, including the museum’s previous two homes.

“MS&R’s extensive experience with complex expansion projects and large cultural organisations makes them the ideal partner to transform our building into a state-of-the-art facility,” says Dianne Krizan, museum president. “The design approach created by MS&R not only addresses current facility and operational needs, but casts a vision for the future, which will help serve the children and families of Minnesota for years to come.”

The museum, which aims to spark learning through play, set an attendance record during the most recent fiscal year, with 432,236 visitors. It currently has five permanent galleries and two changing spaces.


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Image: The Minnesota Children's Museum The Minnesota Children’s Museum is in line for a US$26m (£16m, 20m euro) revamp, which will include a physical adventure gallery, an entire floor dedicated to imagination and creativity and numerous galleries with content incorporating the latest research on early learning. Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle of Minneapolis have been appointed as design architects, who have more than 30 years’ experience designing spaces for children, including
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