GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Miriam P. Brenner Children's Museum, formerly known as the Greensboro Children's Museum is officially open again.
The museum closed for a month due to major construction.
It received updates to the facility, including a brand-new exhibit.
The museum now has new flooring, a public announcement system, a security system, and a new construction zone exhibit among other updates.
"We had a leaking roof, it was hot or cold in different parts of the museum that was supposed to be cold or hot at different times, and there is a lot of carpeting and exhibits that were as old as this museum. The museum was founded in 1999, so that’s almost 24 years of this stuff! So we started this capital campaign to repair, replace, and update a lot of this stuff," Director of Advancement and Community, Joe Rieke explained.
A new roof, new heating and air conditioning, and new floors, are some of the upgrades that made the museum like-new again. Triad natives who attended this museum as a kid in the 90s are probably bringing their kids at this point.
“We are in the second phase of our campaign to reinvigorate the Children’s Museum here in Downtown Greensboro," Rieke said. "What’s coming out next is the new theater exhibit! We’re hoping to have the marquee just like the Carolina Theatre you have on the south end of town. Also, a new Post Office, so our post office exhibit, which is a fairly older exhibit, will be completely revamped!"