History of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum
The Terre Haute Children's Museum opened its doors in 1988 in the basement of the Central Christian Church on North 7th St. It later moved to a larger space at 523 Wabash Ave. In 2004, a capital campaign started to build a Museum 10 times larger at 727 Wabash. That building, the current facility opened in 2010.
Since its beginnings, it has more than doubled in size and has educated over 750,000 adults and children from over 22 counties in Indiana and Illinois. The Museum has been the recipient of National Science Foundation Funding. It also participates in a national consortium of 14 science and technology museums and is a member of the Association of Science & Technology Centers.