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Science Museum Oklahoma receives $1 million from Love's Travel Stops

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 6, 2011
Science Museum Oklahoma (Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman)
Science Museum Oklahoma (Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman)

Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops announced a $1 million donation Monday morning to help kick off a capital campaign and $30 million renovation of Science Museum Oklahoma.

The donation will be the start of the renovation to the museum entrance and the addition of a permanent exhibit aimed at introducing young children to science, reports my excellent colleague Carrie Coppernoll.

Jenny Love Meyer, communications director for Love’s Travel Stops, praised the museum’s staff and board of directors for sharing their love of science with visitors from throughout the region. Meyer said the donation was possible because of the hardworking employees at Love’s, which includes my husband, who works in the corporate office.

“Because of their contribution,” Meyer said, “we’re able to do this. For me, it’s really neat to be a part of this — a renaissance of sorts — at Science Museum Oklahoma.”

Within the next five years Science Museum Oklahoma will invest $30 million in new exhibits and facilities. Funded by a planning grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the museum has undergone an extensive planning process dedicated to providing Oklahoma with a science museum of national prominence. A comprehensive master plan has identified two high impact projects which will be completed within five years. These projects include: a new iconic main entrance and a major permanent exhibit for families with young children.

To read more of Carrie’s story, click here.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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