Discovery Children's Museum
|Discovery Children's Museum|
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Public transit access||Yes|
The Discovery Children's Museum (LDCM) is a 58,000-square-foot (5,400 m2) facility located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Formerly known as Lied Discovery Children museum, this three-story children’s museum is located adjacent to The Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas.
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum was formerly Lied Discovery Children’s Museum which was founded by Robin Greenspun and Mark Tratos, who arranged a partnership between the Junior League of Las Vegas and the Allied Art Council founding a private, nonprofit educational institution in 1984. In 1985, a bond issued to authorize the building of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library and Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, which opened its doors on September 9, 1990.
In 2010 the museum announced plans to construct and occupy a new home and larger home in Symphony Park. The total for the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center project was $50 million. In August 2010, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation announced a gift to The Smith Center to pay for the completion of its block in Symphony Park. $43 million of that gift was used to build the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center. The museum raised the remaining $7 million needed to complete the project. The new museum opened on March 9, 2013.
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