Chamber welcomes Imagination Factory
IRON MOUNTAIN — The new Imagination Factory Children’s Museum opened the doors to the public during Labor Day weekend after two years of building renovations, exhibit installations and fund development.
In its first two weeks, more than 1,000 guests had visited the new children’s museum.
Executive Director Team Members Barb Reisner and Jonathan Ringel reported “the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with many parents saying how much they appreciate this safe and wonderful place for children from all families and schools to participate in playing and learning activities.”
On Sept. 19, 100 IMPACT stuffed animals were made within two hours and given to children who came to the museum, according to Reisner.
John Estes, president of the Imagination Factory Board of Directors, added “a special thank you to the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce for all their support provided to the museum.”
More than 300 individuals and groups have contributed financially, physically and emotionally to get the Imagination Factory up and open, said Suzanne Larson, executive director of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are very excited and happy to welcome the Imagination Factory to our community,” Larson said.
In 2021, the Imagination Factory Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Admission is $7 for ages 3 and older. A one-year family membership can be purchased for $125.
The Children’s Museum is at 217 W. Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain.