Detroit Science Center Remains Closed

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Science Center is staying closed for now.

The center was hoping to re-open this week, but talks are continuing over the museum’s recovery plan.  A three-year operating plan would include a $5 million cash infusion to help the center re-open.  Funding for the plan, though, is still undecided.

The Science Center Wednesday issued the following statement:

“One month ago the Detroit Science Center closed due to financial hardship. During that time, the museum’s leadership team, with Amherst Partners, developed a viable three-year operating plan that calls for a $5 million cash infusion before the Science Center can re-open. As it has for many weeks now, the Science Center is meeting with its long-term corporate, foundation and individual partners to share the recovery plan, explore funding and review the necessary steps to move forward. The museum will remain closed while these efforts continue.”

Meantime, The Detroit Children’s Museum, which receives separate federal funding to support limited operations, remains open Wednesday – Saturday. For more information on the Children’s Museum,  visit www.detroitsciencecenter.org.

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