Austin Children's Museum Closing for Move

By: AP
By: AP

AUSTIN, Texas The Austin Children's Museum is set to close for several months as it moves to a new, bigger location.

The 12,500 square-foot museum in downtown will close Sunday night. When it reopens at its new 40,000 square-foot location in northeast Austin in early December it will also have a new name: the Thinkery.

Mike Nellis, executive director of the museum, tells the Austin American-Statesman ( ) the new location comes with a new mission, new exhibits and new programs.

The museum raised $18 million to build the new structure.

The museum was created in 1983 by a group who wanted to bring more cultural experiences to kids. Back then though it was just a station wagon that carted exhibits to schools, parks, libraries and malls.

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