Children's Discovery Museum: Bill's Backyard

$308,765

open space authority funds contributed to project

2016

project awarded

The Authority helped fund the Children's Discovery Museum's new Bill's Backyard: Bridge to Nature project, which is a 27,500 square foot outdoor nature education center adjacent to the existing facility. This innovative space is inspiring children and their families to spend time outside, exploring the wonders and joys of building, exploring, climbing, rolling, digging, and getting dirty.
Award Date:
February 24, 2016
Program:
Measure Q Urban Open Space Grant Program
Location:
180 Woz Way, San Jose CA 95110

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