The Edwardsville Children's Museum has been closed since Jan. 8 for rebranding and revitalization, which was made possible by the Save the Museum campaign. Changes include rebranding, as well as new signage, a website overhaul and new displays. The museum also worked with the City of Edwardsville to update the historic home in which the museum is located.
"We are so filled with gratitude at how our community has rallied around the Edwardsville Children's Museum, we have long known its potential and it feels exciting to use the resources to increase our offerings," said ECM Board President Ann Robertson. "The Edwardsville Children's Museum is a vital cultural offering and a point of distinction to our community offering young families an educationally enriching experience that is also fun. We look forward to re-opening the doors and letting the Age of Wonder unfold."
The 2,000-square-foot museum provides interactive play areas for children. In 2014, the museum added a YMCA Fitness Studio, a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Parlor, and exhibits on dentistry and recycling. The museum also updated its Scott Credit Union play bank area. Other play areas include a fire department, library, café, crime lab, nature area and agriculture education garden.
Admission is $7 and free for museum members.
Edwardsville Children's Museum is located at 722 Holyoake Road, Edwardsville, IL, 62025. Call 618-692-2094.
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