Interactive museum could be coming to twin cities

By WEEK Reporter

April 7, 2014 Updated Apr 8, 2014 at 12:25 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- A new museum focusing on interaction could be coming to the twin cities.

Monday night, the first community meeting was held to discuss "The Innovation Hub."

The museum and community space would include interactive exhibits and multipurpose areas to encourage collaboration.

One goal is to spark learning and curiosity in science, mathematics, technology and the arts.

"The idea of getting young people and even teenagers and maybe college level kids interested in something other than what they may have thought they wanted to study in the first place is a good idea," said Tom Planner of Bloomington.

"It's not going to be static displays," said founding board member Sara McCubbins. "It's not going to be lots of texts, very much interactive. Everything is based on the individual user's experience so the experience will be different for each person who walks through the door."

The project is in the early stages of community outreach and funding.