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Discovery Museum gets permanent location in Eureka

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EUREKA- The hands-on science museum for kids, the Discovery Museum, will have a new, permanent location starting this spring.

The museum has been at the Jefferson Community Center in Eureka since the end of November. Before that, the museum was in the Carson Block Building for 14 years, but had to vacate the space so the building could be seismically retrofitted. Now, museum officials have signed a five-year, renewable lease agreement with Kramer Investment Corporation, for a new location on the corner of 6th Street and G Street in Eureka. The museum will be in two suites, with about 3,500 square feet of space. It is expected to open in the spring of 2015.

"A permanent and larger space will allow us to increase our programming in a way such as we have a larger classroom coming in at this site, which will allow us to qualify for more grants and allow us to reach more children in our facilities.  Instead of limiting it to 12 to 15 children in a classroom, we'll be able to increase our size to 20 to 30 children at any time," said Amy Whitlatch, the Executive Director of the Discovery Museum.