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Children’s Museum to Host Three More Forums

Area residents will have three more opportunities to offer their ideas and suggestions for the planned El Paso children’s museum.

Three additional community forums are scheduled for area branches of the El Paso Public Library. The forum is part of a public outreach effort to ensure that the people who use the museum will have a say in it.

The forum will be hosted by EPC Museum, a new nonprofit created by a coalition of local leaders to run the $19.2 million children’s museum, which was approved by voters in the City of El Paso’s 2012 Quality of Life bond election.

  • Tuesday, March 28

Armijo Branch

620 E. 7th St.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 5

Clardy Fox Branch

5515 Robert Alva

5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 12

Sergio Troncoso Branch

9321 Alameda

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Gyroscope Inc., of Oakland, California, has been brought in to help create a master plan for EPC Museum, the nonprofit organization that will operate the children’s museum.

Gyroscope  is known around the world for its work with children’s and science museums. Its expertise includes strategic planning, learning environment design, interactive exhibition design, and architectural. Its client list includes The Thinkery in Austin, the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, the Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans and Papalote: Laboratorio Creativo in Mexico City.

The El Paso Community Foundation is leading the public-private effort to build the museum.

The children’s museum will be built on the former Greyhound Lines maintenance facility at 201 W. Main, next to the El Paso Museum of Art in the El Paso Arts District.

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