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How can El Pasoans get involved in creating the new children's museum?

In this "Just Ask John," an update on plans for an El Paso children's museum.

As I first reported in December, the city said it planned to host a series of community meetings seeking public input on what the museum should offer. The first community meeting is scheduled this week.

El Paso voters approved $19 million for a children's museum in the city’s 2012 quality of life bond election. It will be built where the former Greyhound bus maintenance facility was located downtown.

The city has selected Gyroscope Incorporated, based in Oakland, California, to handle strategic planning for the museum. Gyroscope is a learning design firm, with clients that include The Thinkery in Austin, The Louisiana Children's Museum in New Orleans and The Pacific Sciences Center in Seattle.

You're invited to offer your thoughts and ideas at the community meeting this Thursday, February 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the El Paso Community Foundation Room. That’s located at 333 North Oregon, across the street from San Jacinto Plaza. Representatives from Gyroscope will be there to take part in the public forum.

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