Community discusses possibility of Grand Island Children's Museum

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island community members gathered to talk about the potential for a children's museum in town.

The plans for the museum are only in the information gathering stage, so the meeting was all about sharing hopes and concerns about a future project.

The committee in charge of these forums is being headed by Hastings College and many people at the meeting agreed that some kind of children's center should be built.

chris hochstetler, dean of innovation and creativity - hastings college
“We just really want to listen to the community and see what the voices said,” Dean of Innovation and Creativity Chris Hochstetler said. “We had no really preconceived ideas of what we would hear or what we wanted to hear.”

Once more information is released, there will be another meeting for public input in May.

“There was quite a bit of discussion on duplication of services which we think is important but also for us to note what does that mean for us as a region,” Hochstetler said.

Once the public has had time to give their opinion in person and on the online survey, the committee will decide where to go from there with plans.