The capital campaign for the PotashCorp Children’s Discovery Museum has now reached 70 per cent of its goal after a donation from BMO Financial Group.
BMO contributed $250,000 to the campaign on Monday.
The donation will be used towards the Airways interactive exhibit, where children will load and launch floating objects into a vacuum maze, watch them zoom, and then try and catch the objects as they float to the ground.
Donna Francis, BMO’s regional vice-president for the Saskatoon market, said the museum aligns with their vision of creating a better future for children through innovative learning.
“We’re proud to partner with the new PotashCorp Children’s Discovery Museum, to help reach our shared vision of a better future for the children of Saskatchewan” Francis said in a release.
“This world class facility will encourage diverse styles of learning, and benefit the future generations of the community through innovative education.”
“This gift from BMO Financial Group will enable children to experience the partnership between science and art. It will help them to think and play outside the box,” added capital campaign chair Robin Chapman.
“The imprint that this will leave on the children of Saskatchewan will be long lasting.”
The PotashCorp Children’s Discovery Museum is slated to open in 2019 in the former Mendel Art Gallery building.
The museum will feature unique exhibits, educational programming, and is committed to diversity and local heritage.