After about a year of moving around to temporary locations, Kidzu Children’s Museum is looking to open its new Launch Pad Museum at University Mall between Jan. 16 and early February.
The museum has offered creative hands-on learning opportunities to more than 150,000 children since 2006.
From November 2011 to February 2014, Kidzu was located in University Square before moving to the mall due to the closure of the development and its growing size.
Pam Wall, executive director for Kidzu, said the children’s museum has become a staple of child education in the community.
“Kidzu inspires children and the adults in their lives to engage in creative play,” Wall said.
One of the main programs offers exhibits revolving around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education.
Currently, a smaller Kidzu satellite location remains open in University Mall and offers some pop-up programs for children while the company enters into the final stages of construction for its new main location.
Wall said the new location will provide a much larger space, allowing the museum to allocate areas for specific learning activities.