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Children's Museum Gets Kaiser Grant

Children's Museum


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The George Kaiser Family Foundation is giving $10 million in land for the construction of a permanent children's museum in Tulsa.

The Tulsa World reports officials were set to announce the foundation's pledge Thursday. The museum would be located in A Gathering Place for Tulsa, a $350 million park that's being built with help from dozens of private and corporate donors.

Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab was opened in an unoccupied community center in 2013. It was meant as a temporary location until the development of a permanent museum.

The first phase of the park is scheduled to finish in late 2017. Plans call for opening the museum in 2020, with costs of building the facility and exhibits estimated at $29 million.