Park District Approves Lease For Discovery Center

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Plans for a new children’s museum in Minot got a boost this week.
The Minot Park Board approved a 50-year lease on land on Minot’s north hill, overlooking the city, for the Magic City Discovery Center.

The center has been open in a temporary location at the Air Museum – and will continue that each winter while fund-raising goes on.
But, once enough funds have been raised, a permanent home will be built on the Park District land.

(Ron Merritt, Minot Park District Director) “We’re excited about it. We wish them well and hope this is a great partnership.”
(Mark Lyman, Magic City Discovery Center Board President) “I think it’s perfect for our community. These sort of arrangements like the MAYSA or the Scandinavian Heritage Park or Roosevelt Zoo, these are amazing quality of life attractions that wouldn’t be possible without a board like the park district working with us.”

Lyman says fundraising for the Discovery Center is well underway, with a goal of seven million dollars.
 

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