The Children’s Museum of the Shoals Celebrates Grand Opening-Event Photos

by Lynn McMillen
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FLORENCE-The Children’s Museum of the Shoals reopened Thursday after more than a year of renovations.

After a fundraising effort started more than a year ago the museum is open for business and is debt free.  The museum building is owned by the city, and a small lease payment is made annually. All But $10,000.00 which was allocated by the Florence City Council.  The museum raised over $230,000.00.

A little about CMS by CMS:

“The Children’s Museum of the Shoals is a unique community resource that offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. Our mission is to further classroom education and complement existing cultural and educational resources.

The museum allows children the freedom both to play and to experience the joy of learning in a safe, enriched, and stimulating environment. It also offers academic enrichment for the state and national curriculum standards in the fields of science, environmental education, the arts, history, and culture.

Exhibits and activities encourage children to imagine, make choices, and create and to experience the world in ways that expand their awareness and promote science and cultural literacy.”

The museum is open from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. For information, call 256-284-7107.

The Quad Cities Daily was on hand to capture the Grand Opening in photos … we present them to you here:

Photos/Kristy Lovelace

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