BURLINGTON — The Children’s Museum of Skagit County has received a $150,000 donation and $200,000 matching pledge from the Jack and Shirley McIntyre Foundation.
The goal is to help the museum raise nearly half the construction costs of its new 15,400-square-foot space at the Outlet Shoppes at Burlington, according to a news release.
The museum opened there in March in an 8,400-square-foot space. The remaining 7,000 square feet is set to open this summer.
Through March 15, 2020, all contributions made to the museum’s relocation campaign will be matched by the foundation, up to $200,000, according to the release.
The cost of the relocation project is about $1 million.
“Knowing that such a substantial portion of our relocation expenses are being funded and matched is a tremendous boost to our relocation campaign,” Cate Anderson, the museum’s executive director, said in the release.
The museum’s new space features a larger museum store, art studio, reading room, family resource room, new exhibits and more. The project’s second phase will bring more new exhibits.