2012-2013 Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$346,500
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$346,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2014
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6
Appropriation Language

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for grants to the Minnesota Children's Museum. These amounts are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.Up to one percent of funds may be used by the commissioner for grants administration.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$346,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$338,810
Direct expenses
$346,500
Administration costs
$3,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
5.4
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota Children's Museum opened a satellite location in Rochester, where residents of this fast-growing region will experience playful learning opportunities for years to come. An appropriation from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund provided two years of start-up and operations costs for the 5,000 square foot Museum.

Measurable Outcome(s)
  • Children's Museum in Rochester will expand Minnesotans' access to early learning experiences and arts activities in a community with previously limited opportunities
  • The Museum will increase the number of children and families actively engaging in arts and cultural learning in Rochester and the southeast region of the state
  • Serve the Rochester and surrounding community and grow over time
  • Increase the attractiveness of Rochester as a favorable place to live, learn, run a business and raise a family

For more information on Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester, please visit Minnesota Children's Museum Legacy funding page.

Recipient Board Members
Kelly Baker,
Chris Bellini,
Holly Boehne,
Melissa Brinkman,
Betsy D. Buehrer,
Laura Cashill,
Terry Clark,
Michael Conklin,
Larry Crosby,
Chad Dayton,
Paul Dzubnar,
Lisa Farrell,
HT Fish,
Kristi Fox,
Patrick Harris,
Taylor Harwood,
Sara Hill,
Robert Hoke,
Rick Jelinek,
Paul Kasbohm,
Kate McRoberts,
Jennifer Moll,
Beth Opperman,
Sandra Peterson,
Sara Ratner,
Jeff Ronneberg,
Phil Smith,
Susan Oberman-Smith,
Steve Stensrud,
Jeanne Voigt,
Ronda Wescott



2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$346,500
Direct expenses
$346,500
Administration costs
$3,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
5.4
Measurable Outcome(s)

Please see individual projects for measurable outcomes.

Project Overview

Upon learning of State support for the Rochester project, the Museum implemented changes to our governance, staffing and operations structure to effectively expand our capacity. Initial exhibit, program, IT, marketing and communication plans have been launched for the opening. The Museum recently signed a lease agreement on a 5,000 square foot space that will provide engaging learning experiences for up to 30,000 anticipated visitors in the first year of operation. The address of the new Museum is 1643 ½ North Broadway, River Center plaza, MN 55906 and the new phone number is 507-218-3100. We are currently planning the appropriate renovations, updates, and layouts in order to launch later in the winter of 2012.

Per Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6, is for grants to the Minnesota Children's Museum. These amounts are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

Project Manager
First Name
Karyl
Last Name
Corcoran
Organization Name
Minnesota Children's Museum
Street Address
10 West Seventh Street
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Email
KCorcoran@mcm.org