Discovery museum

Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum is working on a new exhibit

The Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum celebrates its ninth anniversary on Monday.

They are working on building a brand new exhibit – 3-2-1 Blast Off, after years of growing and expanding the museum.

Executive director Lisa Phelps describes the finished exhibit as a trip to space for children.

“It’s over 19 feet wide and over 30 feet high, so as they move, it looks like they’re moving through the atmosphere,” Phelps said. “They’ll start at ground level, then they’ll be in the clouds with the birds, then they’ll eventually reach the darkness of outer space.”

The climber part should be installed in February, but they still have a lot of fundraising to do.

“We raised $189,000 for this exhibit, we have $74,000 left to do,” Phelps said.

Events and marketing director Madison Bazzett says kids can look forward to other things in the meantime, like the museum’s birthday party on December 27 and another surprise at the end of the month. .

“We’re having a children’s masquerade gala on New Year’s Eve from 6 to 9 p.m.,” Bazzett said. “We’re going to do a balloon drop at 8 p.m. from the top of the barn, sort of simulating the balloon drop.”

In a place for children, the party is everything for them.

“It’s going to be a fun, informal event because the kids can’t really go out and do fun things like that, dress up with their parents, so that’s kind of the idea we had there,” Bazzett said.

Picture 0857If the new year promises anything, its progress on 3-2-1 Blast Off and new updates to come.

“There’s a lot on the wish list,” Phelps said. “We want to revamp the Luminary Lab, we want to do a Discovery Deck outdoor classroom, there’s only renovations we need to do.”

They also welcome donations for their Helping Hands Fellowship, which provides memberships to families in need.

To donate, you can drop by the museum in person or visit their website here.