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Phase II of the New Museum

Phase II: $3M to Finish

Help Us Develop a World-Class Outdoor Discovery Center and Complete Exciting New Exhibits Indoors!

The Plan: 

Get kids outdoors--moving, digging and exploring! Together we can create a unique half-acre of Outdoor Discovery that inspires young children to wonder about the world around them. What else? We need to complete exciting indoor exhibits, create and install artwork and produce educational signage throughout the facility.

We're Transforming Our Front Yard

In Phase I, we installed utilities, completed the rough site grading and poured the hardscaping.  Now it's time to add the fun! Construct 10 major exhibits, create wild spaces and finish the outdoor classroom.

More Exciting Exhibits Slated Indoors

In Phase I, 80% of the indoor exhibits were installed.  Watch for additional featured exhibits, including the Marble Wall, Sky Cage & Crane, Build Your Own Race Cars and a Rescue Helicopter.

Creativity Begins in Childhood Play

"Successful economies of the 21st century will be driven by innovation.  Innovation stems from creativity. Creativity begins in childhood play." - Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld, author, The Over-Scheduled Child

We want to inspire children to appreciate the natural world and understand its importance to their future well-being.  The Outdoor Discovery center will encourage children to connect with nature through free play.

It turns out that free play is a powerful way to develop your brain.  Play builds a critical cognitive skill called executive function.  And well-developed executive function can help children maintain self-control, reduce impulsivity and improve self-discipline.
Help Us Finish the Dream

4 Ways You Can Help

Join the Super Heroes Club 
($2k a year paid over 5 yrs) Receive special permanent recognition in the exclusive Super Heroes Club and in the Museum Lobby.

Exhibit Sponsorships
Sponsor an exhibit, and we'll put your name in front of 300,000 visitors each year. Exhibit sponsorships range from $2,500 to $100,000. Email development(at)hocm.org for the current naming opportunities.

Leave a legacy gift by buying a Frog or Fish! 
Name a Fish in our Salmon Run or Name a Frog in our Children's Garden. Honor a family member, recognize your grandchildren, or promote your business. 

Outright Gifts
Outright gifts of cash, stock, securities and in-kind materials will support the completion of the New Museum. Make a donation of any amount!

For more information contact our Development Office at (360) 956-0818 x0 or development(at)hocm.org