Friday, August 9, 2013

If you are a family looking for things to do in St. George, Utah you will very soon be able to add something totally unique and exciting your list.  Renovations to the old Dixie State College building on Main Street are nearly complete and our hands-on exhibits are being finalized as well.  Although we have not yet pinpointed an exact opening date there is definitely light at the end of this tunnel.  Loaded with fun and educational activities, there are still a couple of months of finishing touches, but rest assured we will be open before the year is out.  So what exactly is this wonderful new idea that I’m talking about?  The St. George Children’s Museum, of course.
Children who regularly experience the fun and adventure of learning through play benefit not only from the almost effortless process itself, but begin to develop a lifelong passion for learning.  The St. George Children’s Museum will give our kids access to a whole new world of exciting ideas that that they will experience firsthand rather than simply reading from a book or seeing on screen.  We hope to excite their curiosity, encourage them to dream big and ultimately to be a resource for parents to help their kids continue their advancement toward those dreams.
As I mentioned, after many years of planning and development, we are now on the cusp.  Our excitement is barely containable and as the date nears you will be hearing from us more and more.  In addition to our plans for the museum itself there will also be many outreach programs through local school districts, scout and youth groups.  If you are interested in helping in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 435-986-4000.  This is a wonderful project to be a part of and something our current volunteers will be proud to show children and grandchildren.  If you are interested in contributing we would love your help – the more help we get, the sooner our kids will be enjoying the museum.
Currently we are looking for volunteers to help us wrap things up for our grand opening in a couple of months.  In addition we are always looking for donations.  Remember the museum has so far been funded entirely through donations and will continue to run off of them in the future.  Every little bit helps! So if you’d like, you can donate through our website here.  Additionally, feel free to contact us if you would like to donate materials, supplies or services, organize a fundraiser or any other great ideas you may have.  As always, we appreciate your support and look forward seeing you and your enthusiastic children at the museum.


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