Construction is wrapping up on the new permanent home of Mobius Science Center in Downtown Spokane. And, we are now learning that they will open for business there on Friday , July 1st with a free community day* and an exciting new exhibit. But, more on that in a moment.
Mobius Science Center has been open for the last few months in a temporary leased space in the same building as the Downtown branch of the Spokane Public Library, a little hidden and without all their displays and exhibits. This, as you may recall, is after the Science Center was removed from the space across Main from River Park Square for a planned Anthropologie retail store, which is now open for business.
After they we're forced out, Avista stepped up essentially donating the space where Mobius will be opening on the 1st. The space is an historic brick structure at 331 N. Post St. , still in Downtown Spokane and still only a short distance from River Park Square, just on the other side of the mall now. The building is better known as the Post Street Annex of the Washington Water Power Building, a bit of landmark near the Spokane Falls.
Lydig Construction has been acting as the general contractor on the project which is converting about 8000 square feet of former under utilized space into the new Science Center. When construction began the project was estimated to run around $1.1 million dollars and Mobius Science Center will pay Avista $1 per year to operated in the space.
We have yet to see the completed inside of the new science center but have been told all of the exhibits from their former home on Main will be inside, along with a few new features including a new small 3D theater with seating for about 35 to show educational science films. The building also now contains a new lobby area, offices for the Science Center and new restrooms.
As was teased on earlier in this post, Mobius Science Center will also introduce a new exhibit with the grand opening celebrations. This will be a special exhibition called Bodies Human which will bring a unique display of actual human body parts and organs to give guests a better understanding of how the human body works. This exhibit is a separate charge of $7 .
*The July 1st grand opening will be free , but only to the first 1000 guests on behalf of a generous sponsorship by Washington Trust Bank .
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Also, of note this move effects only the Mobius Science Center. Their sister museum , Mobius Childrens Museum remains open for business in the same location it has been in the basement level of River Park Square.