Plans are moving forward to open a children's museum in Blacksburg.
The museum is working on exhibits right now to fill the space at First & Main with hands-on activities to help children across the New River Valley explore science, technology and the arts.
The Children's Museum of Blacksburg is having a "Launch" next week. There will be a gala to help raise money to make it happen and to offer a sneak peek at exhibits to attendees. The museum hopes to officially launch this year.
museum exhibits. "We want to fill it with interactive, exciting inspiring and educational exhibits for children so we're working hard to raise the funds we need and find the partnerships for these exhibits," explained Melissa Richards.
The gala will be held at First & Main on September 28. There will be live music and entertainment and food and drink from local restaurants. You can find ticket information or donate here.
Tuesday is the first night for volunteers enrolled in this fall's Citizen's Academy. Some choose to continue that training through the Citizens on Patrol Academy.