A local children’s museum is temporarily relocating in anticipation of building a new site on Rosemary Street.
Kidzu Children’s Museum, located at 105 E. Franklin St., announced it will temporarily move down the street to University Square in mid-June.
The museum’s last day in its current location is May 1.
The museum will move in to the space currently occupied by Franklin Street Yoga Center after the center moves to another location within University Square.
Kidzu Board of Directors Chairman Dennis Schaecher said the University Square location will not affect the museum’s operations.
“It’s a pretty similar space, so in terms of exhibits and activities, we don’t feel like there will be much of a compromise,” Schaecher said.
“It’s bright and open and has free parking outside. This is a really good setup.”
The temporary space will have to be reworked to fit Kidzu’s needs, said Tina Clossick, the museum’s director of operations and programing.
“There are walls in places that we don’t want them,” she said.