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WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Children’s Museum has slated a news conference for Thursday to kick off its $10-million capital campaign.
The Forks-based institution wants the cash to renovate and upgrade its facility, located in the historic CN train repair building.
"Over two million pairs of hands and feet have played in the Manitoba Children’s Museum since we opened here at The Forks in 1994," museum executive director Diane Doth says.
"Though our galleries are well-loved, it is time for a major renewal."
In November, Ottawa and the province announced contributions of $2.5 million and $1.25 million respectively.
Doth says museum officials are working with a Montreal design firm and Winnipeg architects to map out ideas for 12 new galleries, an interactive arts and exhibition centre and a welcome-centre addition.
Representatives from Syverson Monteyne Architects and Toboggan Design will be at the event Friday to unveil their plans, a museum spokeswoman says.
The current schedule will see the museum closing for construction in the fall and reopening in spring 2011.