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Cleveland Children's Museum set to reopen

The new Cleveland Children's Museum (Source: Facebook) The new Cleveland Children's Museum (Source: Facebook)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

After nearly two years, the Cleveland Children’s Museum will reopen at a new location. 

Just to have the families and children come back in and play and learn, we are so excited, said Executive Director Maria Campanelli.

With the move they have quadrupled their space and tripled parking. From the moment you drive up to the remodeled Stager-Beckwith home, you immediately think of a castle or dollhouse.

I think that fun, imaginative play, the experience with the Children's Museum begins when you pull up, Campanelli said.

That continues inside the 40,000-square-foot, colorful space. They started the $10 million-plus project back in 2014, and have been able to fund-raise all but the last million. Campanelli says it was a blessing in disguise when their lease wasn't renewed.  

This is a completely different museum. We did not take any of our exhibits with us.

They have dollhouses, cafe's and nooks something for every child.

The wonder lab is full of water experiments and air experiments and magnets, that's personally my favorite, Campanelli said.

They are still working on completing a sensory-friendly area, and are putting the final touches on the adventure city area. They are excited to welcome in Cleveland families once again.

Last weekend was the first time, we had a very small focus group and play with some of the exhibits that are done. Seeing the children, the wonder and awe as they saw the new exhibits and then seeing the parents, how excited they got to also get to experiment and have fun, Campanelli said.

Their new location at 3813 Euclid Ave. in downtown Cleveland is set to reopen on Nov. 6.

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