By Matt Shilts
Note: This interview occurred before the Chico Children’s Museum opened, and provides an interesting glimpse into the planning process.
The Chico Children’s Museum exists in plans, ideas, a board of directors and more — but it doesn’t exist in its physical form yet. When it does open (currently planned for April 2017), it will be a big space for a big vision. On this installment of Common Ground for Common Good, we hear from Dana Leslie, the museum’s president and founder. She explains the museum’s conception, and its ultimate goal of providing children with a place to play, socialize, make mistakes, experiment, and — most of all — learn.
This story originally aired on North State Public Radio on 04/19/2016, and was produced in partnership with the North Valley Community Foundation.