Great Lakes Aquarium Getting New, Bigger Classrooms
Posted at: 03/06/2013 6:04 PM
| Updated at: 03/06/2013 10:02 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
The Great Lakes Aquarium will be getting a makeover, thanks to some financial support from the Minnesota Power Foundation.
The aquarium announced today details of their Exploratorium Project. It will involve transforming unused space into three new classrooms with a teacher resource center.
The aquarium serves about 10,000 students a year and this new space will give them double the amount of room they are currently working in.
Children aren't the only ones that will benefit from the project.
"We do adult classes, science classes and classes for teachers," Executive Director Jack LaVoy said. "For the first time, we will actually have a sizeable space because all three classrooms can be transformed into one large space for day-time meetings which he have not had space for."
The project costs about $265,000, but today the Minnesota Power Foundation gave $125,000 in donations and challenge grants.
The new space is set to open sometime next year.