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Rochester Children’s Museum announces plans to move to bigger space at Apache Mall

Rendering of Spark in Apache Mall
A rendering of what Spark will look like once the museum moves to Apache Mall.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX47) -- The Minnesota Children's Museum in Rochester has announced plans to move to a bigger space at Apache Mall.

According to a news release from the Children's Museum, the new location is anticipated to open in summer 2020, and will be named "Spark."

"Visitors will explore a variety of interactive exhibits, including an immersive climbing structure, an international bazaar and a one-of-a-kind water play experience," the news release said.

The release also said the main focuses of the museum will be STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), health and well-being and cultural connections.

The new location is reportedly 7,000 square feet, double the size of the current location.

"Rochester is home to a growing number of young families," Melissa Brinkman, co-chair of the museum advisory board, said in the news release. “Moving to Apache Mall will allow us to have an even bigger impact for local residents and visitors with our exhibits and programming.”

Find out more about Spark here.

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