CMT Expansion Campaign
CMT has the opportunity to purchase the historic Udall Building, adjacent to the Carnegie building, in downtown Tucson. Its proximity to the current facility, as well as dedicated space for parking, allows for a cost-effective expansion in ways that otherwise would not be possible.
In order to complete the purchase and move forward with its plans, CMT must secure $3 million before the end of March 2023.
Once ownership of the Udall building is secured, CMT will activate additional expansion plans, starting with the remodel of the Udall building to accommodate the administrative offices and new program event space. Space in the existing Museum building will then be renovated to become 4,000-6,000 square feet of new exhibit space, and current exhibit space will be updated throughout the Museum. Finally, significant outdoor programming and community enhancements will be added.
In order to realize the ideal plan for the CMT campus, including the purchase and remodeling of Udall building, renovation of existing Carnegie building, and future dedicated use of the north lawn, Children’s Museum Tucson is in an expansion campaign to raise up to $15 million. The cost structure is estimated as follows:
How the Community – and You – Can Help
The development of a larger, accessible campus will help Children’s Museum Tucson expand its reach and impact for all children and families. Our new and remodeled galleries and exhibits will engage children in cultural and educational programming and offer more opportunities for low-income and historically under-represented groups to experience hands-on learning. Your support will ensure the Museum continues to be a welcoming place that encourages all children to explore and create.
We can’t wait to build the kind of children’s museum that Tucson deserves!