TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka is one of three pilot sites chosen after a national competition.
Officials at the center announced Monday that the selection comes with a $65,000 grant, which is part of an initiative called “Going Wild at Children’s Museums.”
The center’s expansion of its Outdoor Adventure was selected as part of the project funded by the Trustees’ Philanthropy Fund of Fidelity Charitable.
The center must raise another $65,000 to match the grant. The money would be used to create a large water garden and launch two other national initiatives.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the center will be a Monarch Watch site, and will develop programs and interactive outdoor challenges that can be used by children’s museums nationwide.