Construction Begins for The Inventor’s Yard

Construction Begins for The Inventor’s Yard

We’re breaking ground!  The much-anticipated build is finally underway, as we’ve now scheduled our official Groundbreaking Ceremony for February 17th, in conjunction with Legacy of Play Day at the Museum.  All who would like to attend the inauguration of The Inventor’s Yard build are welcome to join us onsite at 10:30 a.m.

As the excitement is growing for these additions to our play space, we would like to share some helpful information with you as you prepare for upcoming Museum visits during this time of transition.

Beginning February 4th:

•  Temporary Entrance:  Our Museum entrance and Welcome Desk will be relocated to a temporary entrance in Parrish House.  There will be ample signage directing you, but please do ask if you have any questions.  All Museum programs, events, and hours will operate as usual during construction.  Our Outdoor Discovery Area and all exhibits will remain open during Phase 1 of construction.

•  Parking:  Due to the construction vehicles and crews accessing the build site, the North Parking Lot will be temporarily closed for an estimated 6 weeks.  Free parking is still available in the additional Riverfront parking lots, as well as Marion Parkade, if needed.

If you have any questions prior to your next visit, please give us a ring!  We are here to assist you:  (503) 371-3631.