Children's Museum coming to Oro Valley - Tucson News Now

Children's Museum coming to Oro Valley

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ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Parents, listen up! You'll soon have another Children's Museum to take your little ones. Oro Valley will soon break ground on one for the community.

The town is teaming up with Children's Museum Tucson to make this happen. According to the Children's Museum Executive Director Michael Luria this has been in the works for the last 18 months. It's being called the satellite campus. It will be much smaller than the one in downtown Tucson at 3,000 square feet.                                                                        

Luria said the Oro Valley location will also be geared more towards early childhood activities.  He also mentioned the demographics are shifting in Oro Valley toward younger families.

The museum is supposed to open sometime in early 2015.

The project will cost $600,000. Luria said the town of Oro Valley will contribute $200,000 toward the cost, $200,000 will come from the Children's Museum Tucson reserve fund. He said they will need to raise funds for the remaining amount.

If you'd like more information on how you can help, visit their website: ChildrensMuseumTucson.org

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