The Utica Children’s Museum is receiving $200,000 to support the development of the new museum, a project in partnership with the Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN).
The new museum will incorporate designs and activities for vulnerable children in the community, including those who have experienced trauma, are on the autism spectrum or who live in poor areas.
“It is our responsibility to give every child the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, inclusive environment, and I know these dollars will go a long way in making a positive impact on the lives of Upstate children,” said Congressman Anthony Brindisi, D-22. “The Museum 2.0 will help lay a strong foundation for our kids and I know it will benefit our community for years to come.”
The new museum will be located on Memorial Parkway, and is slated to open in the spring of 2022.