Construction Crunch Time

    Delaware’s new Childrens museum is taking shape on the inside at the Wilmington waterfront. It’s scheduled for a spring opening.

    The $11 million dollar Delaware Children’s Museum is set to open on April 24th.

    The museum’s target audience are children aged 1 through 12 and will join the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and the DuPont Environmental Education Center as family destinations along the Christina River.

    Pieces of the various exhibits will be in place by mid-February.  Some of the exhibits children will get to see and enjoy include “the Power of Me” where kids can “row” using rowing skulls in front of the Digiwall as images of the Christina River go by. A climbing structure called the “Stratosphere” designed by Tom Luckey, a Connecticut architect-sculptor who was paralyzed from the waist down five years ago, is the first structure he has designed for kids of all abilities. Next up is the “Bank On It”, allowing kids to get a feel for the state’s banking and financial industry. The ECOhouse is being built by a charity devoted to helping the younger generations get “green” jobs in construction.

    As the finishing touches are being completed “First” (click show link to see full report) went inside the site of the old Kahunaville and brought back some pictures of the progress.

    Click on image to view a slideshow.
    Click on image to view a slideshow.

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