Temple: Children’s Museum hosts a fundraiser

(Temple Children's Museum photo)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The Temple Children’s Museum is hosting its first event in its new facility Saturday morning.

The building at 214 South 2nd St. in downtown Temple was acquired in the spring of 2018 and is being remodeled, but that won’t stop staff from inviting families to get in on the renovation fun.

The “TCM Under Construction” fundraiser will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Organizers say the goal of the event is to help give the community a taste of the kinds of activities the museum will provide for children in the Central Texas area.

The construction-related exhibits will include a kid-size working crane built by University of Texas engineering graduate students, a hands-on interactive framed house, a dump truck dig, and an imagination playground.

Props and a New York City backdrop will also offer the opportunity for families to recreate the iconic “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photograph.

Construction vehicles will also be on display outside in the lots next to the building, and a “Construction Ninja Course” will challenge teams to saw, nail and paint their way through an instruction-led obstacle course.

A sack lunch and a construction hat are included with each ticket.

Admission is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four. ($10 for each additional family member after the fourth.)

Proceeds will go toward renovation costs of the new museum.