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 2022.

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Possible Architecture for The Children’s Museum created by Snohetta

Exterior of the Museum

The rendering represents a sample image 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.

Interior of the Museum

Gyroscope Inc. is an award-winning, museum planning,
architecture, and design firm that specializes in emerging
museums and cultural organizations undergoing change. They
have built a reputation as a highly imaginative firm with
projects spanning a wide spectrum of internationally respected
museums and science centers. Gyroscope recently completed
exhibit designs for the Louisiana Children Museum, Papalote
Museo del Niño in Mexico City, the Thinkery in Austin, TX,
Minnesota Children’s Museum, and MOXI: The Wolf Museum of
Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara. They are known for
pushing the envelope and have won awards for both designs
excellence and family learning.

Gyroscope is currently working with the El Paso Children’s
Museum from master planning to opening, designing and
developing their Visitor Experience and Exhibits to create high
impact STEAM interactive experiences to stimulate
imagination, creativity, innovation, and life-long learning. The
new Museum will be a portal to possibilities beyond, a place to
dream big and discover anything is possible.

Possible Exhibits for The Children’s Museum created by Gyroscope

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!