El Paso's new children's museum is coming soon

In one year, construction will begin on El Paso’s newest children’s museum.

The project, a part of the $473.2 million historic 2012 quality of life bond election, will come to reality in 2018 when workers break ground on the former Greyhound bus maintenance station in downtown El Paso. The location will enhance the Downtown Arts District, which already is home to the Museum of Art and Museum of History.

It will be the city’s only publicly owned children’s museum.

The next steps

The city of El Paso is expected to announce a national contest for professional architects and designers interested in the project. A series of community meetings will follow after which will provide El Pasoans an opportunity to offer their ideas.

Construction will begin in 2018, with the grand opening to be held by 2020.

NOTE: Photo is a rendering by El Paso 411 and is NOT an official rendering provided by the city of El Paso. It is for illustrative purposes only. Museum photo taken and courtesy The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

The location