Editor’s note: the free event is sold out
Opening day offers a special incentive for people who want to check out the expanded, 8.5-acre campus: free admission on Saturday, August 31 and extended hours through Labor Day weekend (9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
“Free admission on opening day is our gift to the community and represents our mission to make the resources at the new museum accessible to all children and care givers who want to visit,” said Julia Bland, chief executive officer of LCM, in a press release.
Free admission is first come, first served, and free tickets must be reserved online at at lcm.org/tickets. Regular admission costs $14 per person. Admission to the museum’s literacy center, teacher resource center, museum store, and Acorn, a restaurant operated by Dickie Brennan & Company, is always free.
The museum is geared toward children ages 8 and younger. Its five interactive exhibits focus on early childhood development using the state’s natural environment, music, and culture as educational fodder.
“The new location will allow us to better meet the needs of the community as well as improve geographic access and connect children to nature in a way we haven’t been able to before,” Bland stated.