KidSTREAM Museum Receives Donations for Visioning Room

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KidSTREAM, an emerging children’s museum in Camarillo, said more than two dozen people and businesses have made in-kind or monetary donations to design and build its Visioning Room.

The museum leased the former Camarillo Library building, where the former community room has become the Visioning Room, a site for focus groups around interactive exhibits.

“Here, we can give children and families hands-on experiences, and we can collect feedback on what they would like to see and do at the future museum,” said Kristie Akl, kidSTREAM founder and board president. “This could never have happened without the community support of so many.”

Friedrich donated two high-performance ductless heat and cooling units for the space, while the Ventura County Community Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant for renovations. Other contributing businesses include Airworks Solutions, Kodiak Construction, Gold Coast Carpenters, Bill Davis Drywall Inc., Johnstone Supply, Drapery Affair, Deborah Kolb Photography, Meadowlark Service League, Vista Paint, Advanced Sanitation, Trophies Etc. and Party Pleasers.

Like the future museum, the Visioning Room – currently used by appointment only for small focus groups – provides activities and learning experiences that focus on science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math (STREAM).

KidSTREAM leaders are working with a team of advisory board members, museum designers and consultants to develop a destination-worthy museum with an anticipated 12,000 square feet of indoor, interactive hands-on learning exhibits and 19,000 square feet of outdoor exhibits and playscapes

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