Science Museum Oklahoma announces $12 million grant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Science Museum Oklahoma is getting a $12 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and plans to open a new exhibit area for young children.

Museum officials said Tuesday that with the grant they have raised $15 million for the project and will work to raise another $10 million from the community.

The Oklahoman reports ( ) the new 21,000-square-foot exhibit space will be devoted to children between 3 and 6 years old and will be like a museum within a museum.

The museum also plans a new main entrance and lobby along with improved parking and updated landscaping.

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