Duluth Children's Museum: Bigger Space, New Exhibits

By KBJR News 1

May 28, 2012 Updated May 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Duluth Children's Museum opens tomorrow with expanded space and new exhibits in Lincoln Park.

The museum's president says the new site boasts three times the space to accommodate old favorites and new exhibits.

Kids can now dig for fossils, use an interactive bank and stock market, or play on the Dream Machine.

The castle exhibit was also back on display and a playhouse doubles as a quiet space for nursing mothers.

The museum says some new exhibits are geared toward older kids as well.

"We're able to take what our history has been which is very strong in creating the arts and humanities and expand our programming into a wider age range by including things that are commonly called STEM: science, technology, engineering and math," said president and CEO Michael Garcia.

This is only "Phase One" the museum's location changes.

A building next door will become the main space once funding and renovations are complete.

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