An amusement park, wildlife sanctuary and next month–the children’s museum.
“It’s not about competing,” said Brad Toll, president and CEO of the Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It’s about complementing.”
It takes a lot to leave home, but when the lease is up and you’ve got the potential for expansion–you take it.
It is closing April 21st and opening up in its new home in early May.
“Oh, it’s going to be bigger and better,” he said. “It gives them the opportunity to put together new attractions, new exhibits. And really grow what they’re able to offer kids in education.”
The new programs are science-focused, and the current site attracts about 70,000 people a year.
“They’re predicting that they’ll double that number,” he said. “Well, I think they’ll more than double it actually being in this location.”
It still needs to find $1 million in donations to pay for the construction, so if you’d like to help, the museum is all ears.
“Certainly creating destinations like this that provide more things for visitors to do, keep them in your community longer,” said Toll. “And when they stay longer, they spend more.”
The museum’s tree house and lighthouse are coming along, too.
They will be moving over to the new location at 1230 Bay Beach Road on April 24th.