18 November 2009

It's Groundbreaking!

Today was an exciting day for Dallas mini-scientists, as the Museum of Nature and Science broke ground on its brand-new (and ultra cool) Victory Park facility. The ceremony, held under a huge snazzy tent on the new museum site, included dignitaries like museum president and CEO (and DallasChild Mom Next Door!) Nicole Small, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwain Caraway and Ross Perot Jr., who, along with his sisters, donated $50 million toward the project in honor of their parents, Margot and H. Ross Perot. The groundbreaking was marked with a specially made contraption that showed what just a few things the new museum has in store—from dinosaurs to space exploration. Very cool!

The new museum, which should take at least two years to build, will include 180,000 square feet of space with an outdoor playscape, interactive exhibits, six learning labs and lots more.

We can't wait to see everything the new museum will offer North Texas' scientists, engineers and researchers of the future!


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