EPISD approves funding for Insights Museum at Alamo Elementary

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:50pm

Earlier this year, the Insights Science Museum was torn down to make room for the new AAA Ballpark.
Since then, it hasn't had much of a home, only somewhere to store the exhibits.

The museum was home to dinosaur bones, a tesla coil and countless other science and art exhibits that wowed not just kids, but adults too.

The exhibits have been stored at the previously abandoned Alamo Elementary School.
Tuesday, there's a fresh start for both the school and the museum.

"From devastation to now an absolute promise, this is going to be a new beginning and its going to allow us just a new start," said Soraya Yanarhanshew, who's on the Insights Museum Board.

The El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved housing and helping fund the Insights Museum at Alamo Elementary School in Segundo Barrio.

"An unused building that's in an area that could use a little revitilzation, so it makes sense to do it," said EPISD Board President Dee Margo.

The Insights Museum still needs donors, corporate sponsors and partners.  Doors will open in Spring 2014.


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