Did you hear? The Museum Of History And Industry (MOHAI)’s beautifully restored new facility will provide them with 50,000 square feet of exhibit space in Lake Union Park! The public Grand Opening officially kicks off this Saturday, December 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am.
From 12 pm to 7 pm, hourly performances are scheduled from local acts and visitors will also have the chance to take part in various activities including Salish weaving demonstrations, print making, and a build-your-own periscope project sponsored by the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.
Food and beverages will be available at the museum’s new Compass Café by Northwest Catering and a number of food trucks including Dante’s Inferno Dogs and Street Treats.
I’m thrilled to have been invited to Thursday’s special sneak peek inside the museum. It’s also available to MOHAI members with reservation, so be among the first to check out their dazzling new exhibits and galleries all day.
Sign up now for both the sneak peek as a MOHAI member or for Saturday’s grand opening; you need a reservation slot because you know it’s going to be cray-cray! And did you know that children 14 and under are free for MOHAI?
The grand opening party doesn’t end this weekend; check out their New Year’s Family Day on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. It’s a special day to showcase MOHAI’s full roster of new programs for kids and families. Visitors will be able to check out Exploration Packs, participate in a Family Lab activity, and interact with MiniMOHAI stations.
As part of MOHAI’s new youth initiative, these programs are designed to make history more hands-on and engaging for younger visitors. The day will also include kid-friendly performances and special appearances by Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog.