Discovery Museum plans move to next phase

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From the Morning Sun “The proposed Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum is still a dream, but the dream could be a little closer to reality. Organizers of the children’s museum announced last week the start of a capital campaign. The group that began with four mothers and an idea says that to make the project a reality, it wants to raise …

Plans finished for US Forest Service museum

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By The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Plans for the future National Museum of Forest Service History will be unveiled in Missoula on Tuesday, and officials say construction of the $12 million facility could begin within a year. The first Forest Service district office was opened in Missoula in 1908 and eventually became the headquarters for Forest Service Region …

Walt Disney Family Museum

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“Walt Disney Family Museum to open Oct. 1 in San Francisco” Article by Diane Haithman Original Article Back in 2007, Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt, told The Times that a new Walt Disney Family Museum —  dedicated to telling the story of the man, not the entertainment conglomerate — was being planned for San Francisco’s Presidio, a former U.S. military facility that has been …

$24 Per Person!, California Academy of Science

Mark Walhimer Exhibition Budgeting, Exhibition Costs, Exhibition Reviews, Museum Governance, Museum Planning, Natural History Museum, Science Center, Starting A Museum

At $24 per person, the California Academy of Science is setting a tone before you enter the door, two adults and two children, $78 dollars!  for a public institution.  This is a violation of the trust between a learning institution and the public.  That is before we even discuss if the experience is worth it and I would say it …