Mississippi Children’s Museum planning to build Meridian location

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WJTV) — The Mississippi Children’s Museum is planning to open a site in Meridian.

The renderings were unveiled at the news conference Wednesday. Museum officials tell WJTV that the rendering is a vison of the project that could be, but it is dependent on raising the rest of the $3.5 million funds in their capital campaign goal.

It will be located at the old Sears department store on 22nd Avenue.

The Riley Foundation joined the Phil Hardin Foundation as a supporter of the project with a $4 million grant. Museum officials said they have a contract with Wier Boerner Allin, a Mississippi architectural firm, to design the new facility.

“The City of Meridian is thrilled to work with the Mississippi Children’s Museum on a project that will not only expand opportunities for Meridian’s youth but also provide an opportunity for cultural and economic growth in our city,” said Meridian Mayor Percy Bland.Learn more about the project here.

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