Proposed children's museum aims to inspire, create and discover

Published: Jan. 30, 2019 at 8:01 PM MST
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A group of community members wants to provide a place where children of all ages can be inspired, creative and discover a world of possibilities.

Children's Museum of the Magic Valley, a nonprofit organization plans, to build a state-of-the-art museum in Twin Falls.

The organization is in its preliminary stages with the project and are currently raising funds to developed a feasibility study.

Their plan is to feature educational activities representing the Magic Valley.

"One of the top things is to have a water table, so being able to explore how water moves, the water currents, how does changing things, change how the water works," said Tennille Adams, secretary board member. "One thing we would like to do is pay tribute to the Magic Valley."

Bethany Bell is the president of the organization and said she hopes the museum will open up learning opportunities for families.

"You go into a children's museum and they have hands-on art activities and you can discover you're an artist or a scientist or an engineer," Bell said. "As an adult going with my children, I'm able to present possibilities for them that I may not have the means to do at my home."

Public meetings have been held to provide more information for the community. They plan to schedule in Burley to Jerome.

Their next scheduled meeting will be in Hailey at the public library on March 14.

Bell said they're also gearing up for their fundraiser, Art & The Heart FUNdraiser on Feb. 7-9 at 10 a.m. at the Magic Valley Mall.