Thursday, October 4, 2012

Construction on Museum of Natural Curiosity starts with a bang

Fireworks kicked off the official construction phase of the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point. Gov. Gary Herbert, members of state government, museum donors and Alan and Karen Ashton joined nearly 150 guests to mark the milestone.

The estimated $27-million museum will be housed in a 45,000-square-foot building and will feature 150 exhibits where families can explore and discover arts, sciences, history and culture. The overall goal is to make educational topics more fun for kids.

Natural Curiosity will also boast a rainforest and five acres for the Children's Discovery Park.

Plans for the museum have been in the works for about seven years, and it's expected to open its doors to the public in the spring of 2014. An estimated $3.6 million is still needed for the museum's completion. KSL