The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston received another boost in its efforts to raise the last $840,000 need by the end of the year to move forward with the project.
Rosenberg pediatric dentist May Tape, DDS has made a significant pledge to the museum for its Science Activity Center where children of all ages can explore physical science concepts and properties of matter.
“I couldn’t think of a better way to promote the importance of science among young people than through the museum’s Science Activity Center,” says Dr. Tape. “This venue can be the spark that lights a child’s interest in science.”
While the recent influx of donations to the museum has supporters of the project optimistic, they also are mindful of the end-of-year deadline to raise $1.6 million in order to move forward with the facility, a museum with a look and feel similar to the Children’s Museum of Houston.
“That’s our daily motivation,” says Tracy Golden, capital campaign manager for the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, who adds her team is seeking another co-sponsor of the Science Activity Center.
Top-level naming opportunities also remain in the museum’s meeting rooms at $100,000 each as well as naming rights for the TotSpot exhibit for $300,000 and the KidTropolis exhibit for $400,000.
“We’re going to make it,” adds Golden. “And when we do, this museum will become the crown jewel of the community.”
The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is scheduled to open in Imperial Sugar Land in the summer of 2015, largely mirrored after the award-winning Children’s Museum of Houston. Six primary exhibits, managed as platforms for learning for children birth through 12 years, will focus on childhood questions such as “How Does It Work?,” “Where Does It Come From,?” and “Can I Solve That?”
Those interested in contributing to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center can contact Tracy Golden at 281-494-0297 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.