Louisiana Children’s Museum gets $1M gift for new building

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Children’s Museum has received a $1 million gift from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation for a new building in City Park.

Multiple media outlets report the museum announced Monday that the foundation pledged to help pay for its new Early Learning Village, which is slated to open near the New Orleans Museum of Art sometime in 2018.

In a statement, Phyllis Taylor says the gift is an extension of the Taylor Foundation’s mission to promote education.

Since its founding in 1986, the Children’s Museum has operated out of a three-story building in the Warehouse District, which it plans to sell eventually.

The museum’s CEO Julia Bland says museum officials are meeting with architects this week to get a detailed rundown on plans for the new location.

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