The Museum

The Children’s Museum will be an integral part of the educational ecosystem of our community. We are, first and foremost, an educational institution, open to every member of the community. Exhibits will have no instructions, because there are no wrong ways to interact with them. The new museum will be specifically designed to maximize open-ended and imaginative play and exploration.

The Children’s Museum will be a true community asset, among the best children’s museums in the nation, but designed especially for El Paso.

The museum will be located in the heart of El Paso’s Downtown Arts District and is currently scheduled to open its doors in December 2021.

Possible Architecture for The Children’s Museum

Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Innsbruck, Austria
Snøhetta
Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Innsbruck, Austria

The renderings above represent sample images from Snohetta, the project architect that was chosen, after a comprehensive selection process, to design the new Children’s Museum. Snohetta has offices in Oslo, Norway; New York, NY; Innsbruck, Austria; and San Francisco, CA. Snohetta is a world-class firm of architects who have been charged with imagining and designing a facility that will be uniquely El Paso.

Elaine Molinar, partner and a managing director of Snohetta, will be engaged with The Children’s Museum’s design and architecture.  We are very proud that she is a native of El Paso.

Name The Children’s Museum

Because they’re non-typical museums, many children’s museums assume non-typical names. We invite you to help us name El Paso’s new children’s museum. You can submit your name suggestion in the space below.

And remember, while most museums are quiet, formal, hands-off places, modern children’s museums are social, bright, and interactive!