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There are approximately 17,000 museums in the United States. That number includes Science Centers, Natural History Museums, Art Museums, Local History and Children’s Museums.

In March 2010 I returned from a year in Asia. As with any good trip, I had lots of time for reflection and the advantage of perspective; being on the other side of the world does that. While sitting in my hotel in Bangkok, I started thinking of all of the museums all over the world and the current economy. My first thought was, “How can they all survive?”. The easy answer is “they won’t survive”.

St. Nicholas museum plan would cost $10 million

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By Matthew Santoni TRIBUNE-REVIEW “At the foot of Troy Hill, a 108-year-old, ethnically Croatian Catholic church has sat abandoned for five years, its sagging stained-glass windows rattled by traffic rumbling past on Route 28 a few feet away. But after St. Nicholas Church skirted demolition several times, a study released Friday showed it could see life again as a national …

Children’s museum plans under way

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By SARA KINCAID Bismarck Tribune | Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 2:00 am “Planning continues on the idea of a children’s museum in Mandan. The founding board for the North Dakota Children’s Museum met Thursday evening in Mandan. It was the board’s second meeting. A children’s museum has interactive exhibits for children. “It’s not sterile, where you can’t touch anything,” …

Museum of Science and History reopens Friday

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From the Star-Telegram “These and many other jaw-dropping interactive experiences await when the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opens its doors Friday, marking the start of a new era in the museum’s history. What began in 1945 as the Fort Worth Children’s Museum has evolved into a dazzling 166,000-square-foot, $80 million state-of-the-art complex that will thrill children and …

Squaw Valley Ski Museum

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By Janet Fullwood Contra Costa Times Correspondent “The upcoming Olympic Heritage Celebration is timed to cash in on public enthusiasm for the 2010 Winter Olympics, opening Feb. 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia. And it’s more than just a nostalgia bash. The underlying goal is to raise funds and support for a ski museum to be built at a yet-to-be-determined North …

VA Aquarium’s $25M renovation to open soon

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From the Daily Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The renovation is scheduled to open Saturday after several delays prevented it from opening as expected on Memorial Day weekend. The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that a coastal Sahara desert habitat will be one of the new things to see. Scorpions, cobras and hedgehogs will be on display. A Red Sea aquarium and Flores …

Plan to revive Municipal Auditorium to be unveiled today

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By Michelle Krupa, The Times-Picayune “Spearheaded by a pair of Mayor Ray Nagin’s close allies, the Center for Entertainment and the Creative Industry, dubbed CECI, would reinvent the Municipal Auditorium, still shuttered since Hurricane Katrina, as a structure that combines traditional stages with digital production facilities, a merchandise distribution center, a culinary school, a jazz museum and offices for nonprofit …