New location. New exhibits. Same fun.
Gull Wings Children’s Museum has become a unique fixture in our community. Parents who once visited the museum in their youth now bring their own children to experience the museum. However, after nearly three decades, the museum is showing its age and faces serious challenges. We have outgrown our 6,000 square feet of space. We envision more elaborate exhibits—and simply more of them—which cannot be accommodated in our current space.
A new and improved Gull Wings Children’s Museum will provide a safe place for families and the community to gather; offer programs, art, science and performances to appeal to all ages; and contribute a vital spark to Downtown Oxnard. A new location for Gull Wings will serve 60,000 – 80,000 people annually in 15,000 – 20,000 square feet of space,as well as outdoor green space. The new museum will be an impressive architectural landmark, accessible to pedestrian, automobile and public transportation, and it would be adjacent to other traffic generators, such as retail, food service facilities, a movie theater and other cultural centers. Gull Wings Children’s Museum will be a critical fixture in a master plan for the revitalization of Downtown Oxnard that encourages all aspects of the community to thrive.
Gull Wings Children’s Museum has been an important part of Oxnard’s history for the last 30 years. We have provided exceptional programs on a limited budget in a limited space. The museum has been stewarded by exceptional leadership, staff and board members who have developed programs, branding, PR, social media presence and fundraising strategies. With a strong team and support from the city of Oxnard, we will flourish for the next 30 years in a new space, designed specifically with Ventura County’s youngest learners in mind.
The need for a children’s museum in our immediate community is great. We will create a safe place for families and the community to gather. We will offer exceptional programs, art, science, and performances to appeal to all ages. Housed in an intriguing state-of-the-art building, Gull Wings Children’s Museum will contribute a vital spark to downtown Oxnard and create competence, relatedness, autonomy, and wonder in future leaders and citizens.
How can this happen?
With your help! We are looking for a team of sponsors to help this dream become a reality!
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