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Wonderscope Children’s Museum and The Children’s Museum of Kansas City Agree to Merger

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Wonderscope Children’s Museum, a children’s museum which provides fun, interactive exhibits and programs that integrate the arts, science and literature for children  and The Children’s Museum of Kansas City, an organization that provides an innovative, hands-on learning environment where young children explore, discover, and imagine through play have formally merged organizations. The combined organization, Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City, will incorporate existing members from both boards. Lauranne Hess will lead the newly combined organization as Executive Director.


"The Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City merger will benefit the entire region by combining educational programming expertise, exhibit resources, and existing strengths of both museums, " said Kevin Tubbesing, board chair of Wonderscope Children’s Museum. "The combined children’s museums will continue to provide high quality, hands-on learning opportunities for young children and families in our community by leveraging shared core competencies."

"Kansas City has long supported the arts, science and technology, literacy and education, " commented Mary Abbott, former chair of The Children’s Museum of Kansas City. "The consolidation of community support behind this unified effort will benefit the children and citizens of Kansas City.

"What we have is two dynamic children’s organizations, both with long, great reputations. The synergies of the two organizations should allow for the new organization to achieve critical mass, grow and prosper, " stated Bob Regnier, President and CEO of Bank of Blue Valley. "There’s no doubt our town will support one world-class children’s museum, so the combination of these two entities will provide long-term sustainability to make this a reality."

About Wonderscope Children’s Museum

Wonderscope Children’s Museum’s mission is to spark a lifelong love of learning in children through the power of play. Fun, hands-on learning experiences are provided that integrate the arts, science and literature for children 10 & under, their parents and teachers from across the KC Metro Area. More information can be located at www.wonderscope.org .

About The Children’s Museum of Kansas City

The Children’s Museum of Kansas City provides an innovative, hands-on learning environment where young children explore, discover, and imagine through play. More information can be located at www.kidmuzm.org .

 

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