We found our new home!

May 14, 2018

London Children’s Museum finds perfect location for its new home

London, ON, May 15, 2018 – Canada’s first children’s museum has found its future home at 100 Kellogg Lane. Occupying over 32,000 square feet on the fourth floor, the new space is centrally located, easily accessible, has an open concept layout, ample parking and an outdoor area.

“A new location is key to our future success and this one fits the bill perfectly!” said President, Board of Directors and Site Selection Committee Chair, Natalie Spoozak. “Along with meeting all of our site selection criteria, we are thrilled that our new home will be a repurposed space that is rich in its own history.”

The reimagined Children’s Museum will be at the heart of the arts, cultural and educational communities, continuing to build a foundation for creativity and play.

“While the spirit of the Children’s Museum will remain the same, a new space will better allow us to meet the needs of today’s children and families,” said Executive Director, Amanda Conlon. “The goal is to create innovative exhibits that offer more interactive and playful experiences. It is time for a new adventure and to build a new Children’s Museum for our community.”

The organization will now begin master planning and exhibit design. The community will have an opportunity to share their ideas online and at the current location.

Until the renovation is complete, the Children’s Museum will remain open at 21 Wharncliffe Road South.
“We have been in the community and in Londoners’ lives for 40 years and while we plan to carry that legacy and bring the best with us into the new location, we also want to celebrate our cherished time at 21 Wharncliffe Rd.,” says Founder and Honorary Chair, Carol Johnston.

The Children’s Museum will keep the community up to date through staycuriouslondon.ca.

About the London Children’s Museum

The London Children’s Museum provides children and their grown-ups with extraordinary hands-on learning experiences in a distinctly child-centred environment. Part of the London community for 40 years, the Children’s Museum is where children and their families visit to dream and play. Over 2.5 million visitors have stepped through the Children’s Museum’s doors since opening on Wharncliffe Road. Exhibits and stimulating learning experiences allow children to explore history and heritage, investigate the complexities of science and social relationships, and celebrate the beauty in art and culture. The Children’s Museum helps children indulge their curiosity and play their way to a life of innovation and creative discovery. londonchildrensmuseum.ca

Contact:
Mira Noordermeer, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
London Children’s Museum
519-434-5726 ex. 230
mira@londonchildrensmuseum.ca

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