Leonardo’s Children’s Museum grand re-opening was grand success in Enid
ENID, Okla. — As JustGOODNews.BIZ reported in April, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum held a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the museum’s multi-million dollar renovation. More than 975 visitors of all ages joined the family-friendly celebration.
“Leonardo’s grand re-opening celebration was an absolute success,” said Julie Baird, executive director of Leonardo’s Children’s Museum. “Our goal for the Museum’s renovation was to create an environment that offered the opportunity for open-ended exploration and allowed families to grow stronger together through interactive play and educational experiences. It was amazing to see participants doing just that at the grand re-opening!”
Guests who visited Leonardo’s Children’s Museum for the grand re-opening enjoyed many new interactive and educational exhibits that focus around motor skill development, experimentation with simple machines and the experience of living in and around Enid, Oklahoma.
One renovation highlight that many visitors enjoyed was The Power Tower. The two-story climbing structure that demonstrates the importance of the oil and gas industry, allows children to climb to the second floor and enjoy more in-depth energy related activities and then slide back down to the first floor.
Other new exhibits that participants enjoyed include the new interactive toddler play area, the new animal habitat club house space, home to chinchillas, reptiles and fish, and the medical clinic sponsored by INTEGRIS Health and INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center, that features a life-sized Operation game, X-rays and more.
Visitors also enjoyed refurbished favorites such as the giant Lite-Brite, tinkering hands-on area, nanotechnology exhibit and traveling exhibit space, currently featuring Grossology, a 2,500 square-foot imaginative exhibit about the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the human body.
Leonardo’s began its multi-million dollar fundraising effort in 2011 and construction began in August 2015. Renovations include changes to both the exterior and interior of the Museum, as well as a new gathering space, store and ticketing area.
Admission for Leonardo’s Children’s Museum is $8 for ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free and seniors are $5. Other discounts include $4 per person for groups of 16 or more and a military discount of 10 percent.
For more information on Leonardo’s Children’s Museum or to plan your visit, go to Leonardos.org.
Leonardo’s Children’s Museum, founded in 1995, is a hands-on art and science museum dedicated to enriching and inspiring children of all ages by creating fun learning opportunities. The Museum welcomes between 80,000 and 90,000 guests each year and hosts group visits, birthday parties and special activities such as summer camps and events. Leonardo’s Children’s Museum is located at 200 E. Maple Ave., in Enid, Oklahoma, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit Leonardos.org or call (580) 233-ARTS (2787)
Photo courtesy of Leonardo’s Children’s Museum
Source: Vann PR Press Release