The federal government is chipping in money for Saskatoon’s new Children’s Discovery Museum (CDM).
Sean Casey, parliamentary secretary to the Canadian heritage minister, was on hand for the announcement Tuesday in Saskatoon.
Canadian Heritage is providing $3 million towards the project, which will see extensive renovations to the former Mendel Art Gallery building.
The federal money comes from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, which supports the construction, improvement and renovation of cultural facilities.
Currently, the CDM is housed in Market Mall. The new museum, set to open in 2019, will see the facility expand six-fold, from 2,000 to 12,000 square feet.
The musem recently announced that a massive, interactive cloth sculpture by artist Toshiko MacAdam will be one of the featured exhibits in the new space.
The CDM capital campaign is working on a goal of raising $15 million.