Kidzu Children's Museum

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Kidzu Children's Museum
Established March 2006
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Coordinates 35°54′44″N 79°03′26″W / 35.912254°N 79.057113°W / 35.912254; -79.057113
Type Children's museum
Director Tina Clossick
President Dennis Schaecher
Curator Melanie Hatz Levinson

Kidzu Children's Museum is a children's museums aimed at pre-school through elementary ages.[1]

The museum was established in 2006 in a store front on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina near the intersection of Columbia. The museum soon outgrew the location and began looking for larger space. In November 2011, after construction delays pushed back the move to a larger space, the museum temporarily moved to University Square while their permanent home at Wallace Plaza is constructed. The new planned space will feature 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) of indoor space, 7 times what has previously been available, along with outdoor space not available before.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Nimocks, Amber (2010). Insiders' guide to Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill (1st ed. ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Insiders' Guide. pp. 133–134. ISBN 0-7627-5700-0. 
  2. ^ Our Story
  3. ^ White, Corinne (2011-09-13). "Kidzu Children's Museum rises above construction delay". Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Lindenfeld Hall, Sarah. "Kidzu Children's Museum's opening delayed". WRAL.