CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Navy Pier plans to begin reopening Wednesday, nearly three months after closing as part of state and city efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus....
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents will find their entertainment options drastically cut this weekend as more events and venues announced cancellations and closures in an effort to slow the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis set an attendance record during 2019, breaking a mark that had stood for a decade.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will help fund a new children's center in Tuscaloosa with gifts totaling $1.25 million, officials announced...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine children's museum has sold its downtown Portland building to help clear the way for a move into a new space.
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine sold the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oldest children's museum has a shiny new home with spaces for kids of all ages, from those just learning to crawl to those who want a close-up view of a cicada's...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is planning the demolition of a nearby 1920s apartment building and a former office building that it owns.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Children's Museum is moving to a new, $47.5 million campus in New Orleans.
NOLA.com reports that the museum closed its old location on Saturday and will...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — For those kids looking to step inside a 7-foot (2.1-meter) eyeball, the Children's Museum of Illinois is the place to go.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Central Council of Jews is welcoming the resignation of the director of Berlin's Jewish Museum amid accusations he promoted views critical of Israel.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Leaders at the Louisiana Children's Museum will close its current location one month before opening a new campus.
News outlets report the museum announced Wednesday that...
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — An imitation B-52 bomber and an oil derrick will be showcased in the proposed Magic City Discovery Center in Minot, according to recently unveiled concept plans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even before families step inside the huge new Louisiana Children's Museum building slated to open in New Orleans City Park this summer, they'll already have encountered some of...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new museum that's expected to attract a quarter-million visitors each year will be opening soon on Buffalo's waterfront.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — They're calling it the "Jurassic Mile," where dinosaurs once chased prey through muck and some of the biggest creatures of 150 million years ago lumbered over a tropical...
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BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A museum exhibit may have saved the life of a North Carolina man.
The Times-News of Burlington reports that Boyd Hudson used a "Listen to Your Heart" exhibit at the Children's Museum of Alamance County last month.
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Officials say Connecticut's groundhog is predicting an early arrival of spring.
The Journal Inquirer reports Chuckles made an appearance at the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester Saturday morning.
Manchester Mayor Jay Moran drew a loud cheer from the room as he declared, "Spring is on!"
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Custom-designed outdoor climbing structures are among plans for improvements at the Children's Museum in downtown Lincoln.
A science center also was included in the plans shared with the Nebraska Capitol Environs Commission earlier this week. The museum sits in the shadow of the Capitol, near Centennial Mall, so officials for the museum and its architectural firm sought the commission's blessing.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new fundraising campaign hopes to bring Rapid City closer to having its own children's museum, where hands-on learning will be mixed with big doses of imagination and fun.
The Children's Museum of the Black Hills has launched "Gearing Up for Greatness," a capital campaign that aims to raise $850,000 by the end of September so the nonprofit museum can open in early 2019. If successful, the museum will be located in a renovated former retail space in downtown Rapid City.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A children's museum in Louisiana's capital city has attracted more people than expected for its first year in operation.
More than 200,000 children, parents and educators have visited the Knock Knock Children's Museum since it opened last year, making it one of Baton Rouge's most-visited attractions.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — It's full steam ahead for a $2 million train track expansion at a zoo in central Illinois thanks to the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana science center and children's museum that has been on financial life support and opened on a limited basis will get new management.
A new nonprofit backed by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana will take over the Shreveport-owned building that houses the Sci-Port Discovery Center, officials announced at a news conference Wednesday. The old management, Sci-Port Discovery Center Inc., is out.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Children's Museum of Illinois will open a pro-law-enforcement themed exhibition next month.
The two-story, 7,000-square-foot exhibit is called "Heroes Hall." The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports the $3 million exhibit was funded by billionaire Warren Buffett's son Howard Buffet.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children's Museum has canceled a book reading by author Junot Diaz, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Museum spokeswoman Jo-Anne Baxter said on Monday the museum canceled Thursday's planned event over concerns the accusations could put visitors in an "uncomfortable or confusing situation" and be "counterproductive" to the intent of the reading.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis could see a big bump in attendance from its $24.5 million outdoor attraction slated to open this month.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has agreed to buy the Salvation Army's state headquarters in a deal settling a lawsuit over a museum expansion project.
The dispute between the neighbors stemmed from the museum's $38.5 million sports park project that is set to open March 17. Salvation Army officials had argued the construction blocked access to property it had rights to use.
DALLAS (AP) — Thousands of Texans have saluted the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, music and speeches honoring the slain civil rights leader.
MLK Day Parades were being held Monday in numerous Texas cities, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. An MLK march, rally and cultural festival was scheduled on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Children's Museum of Manhattan says it has completed its $45 million purchase of a new home: a former church right across from Central Park.
The museum completed the purchase of the former Church of Christ, Scientist on Dec. 22.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city of Portland has signed off on the move of the Children's Museum and Theater of Maine.
The museum outgrew its downtown location and plans to move to a new building at Thompson's Point in Spring 2019.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the Planning Board unanimously approved a site plan permit.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland officials say the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine has obtained approval to leave the downtown area for a new location.
The Portland Planning Board approved a permit Tuesday that will allow the museum to move to a yet-to-be-constructed building. The Portland Press Herald reports museum officials hope to occupy the new building by spring 2019.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati museum will now be closed through the spring of 2018 due to ongoing repairs.
The Cincinnati Museum Center has announced its Duke Energy Children's Museum will remain closed amid the $212.7 million renovations at Union Terminal. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the work is the first structural restoration done in the building's 84-year history.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Children's Museum of Indianapolis is planning bronze sculptures honoring more than a dozen sports stars as part of its new $38.5 million sports exhibit.
The museum says the statues will form an "Avenue of Champions" as part of its Sports Legends Experience that's scheduled to open next spring.
BOSTON (AP) — A groundbreaking will be held for a park dedicated to the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon attacks.
Eight-year-old Martin Richard was one of three people killed when two bombs planted near the finish line exploded on April 15, 2013.
Members of the Richard family will celebrate the beginning of construction of Martin's Park on Wednesday at 1 p.m. They will be joined by Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Teddy bears and other cherished toy animals visited and were examined at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire on Friday.
The toy animals got checkups and their masters became familiar with what a visit to the doctor or a clinic would be like for themselves.
Xanthi Gray, Education Director of the museum, organized the event and said the Museum had more "patients" than they have had in three years.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The foundation of the son of billionaire Warren Buffett has given a $3 million grant to the Children's Museum of Illinois in Decatur.