The Cole Foundation and the Richmond Community Foundations have pledged gifts totaling $6.6 million to Discovery Place KIDS - Rockingham for endowment and project planning costs, kicking off an official fundraising campaign for the new children’s museum announced last month by Discovery Place, Inc.
Discovery Place KIDS - Rockingham will serve Richmond County and the surrounding region, and will be the second Discovery Place KIDS museum, following last weekend’s successful opening of Discovery Place KIDS - Huntersville.
The Foundations For The Carolinas linked Discovery Place, Inc. with the Cole and Richmond Community Foundations. This endowment will help support ongoing operations, exhibit maintenance and replacement, and subsidy and outreach for underserved populations.
Though no official date has been announced for the opening of Discovery Place KIDS - Rockingham, the museum could potentially open as early as late 2012.