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Old 11-30-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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WASHINGTON — GEICO will sponsor free nights of family activities at the National Children’s Museum’s (NCM) new location at National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. The company has pledged $500,000 over five years for GEICO Free Family Nights, which will offer area children and their families free access to a multitude of activities at the National Children’s Museum for one evening each month. The first GEICO Free Family Night will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

WASHINGTON: GEICO to sponsor Free Family Nights at National Children’s Museum beginning in January | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Funny I can't see any outside pictures of the structure. Is it hidden in one of the pre-existing buildings? How much has changed from the original design?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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Funny I can't see any outside pictures of the structure. Is it hidden in one of the pre-existing buildings? How much has changed from the original design?
I drove past the location last night it is in one of the pre-existing buildings. It is right across from where they plan to build their final home once they raise the money to construct it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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I drove past the location last night it is in one of the pre-existing buildings. It is right across from where they plan to build their final home once they raise the money to construct it.

I read an article last night that constellation energy donated $1 million for the outdoor portion. Not sure if that is all they needed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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I read an article last night that constellation energy donated $1 million for the outdoor portion. Not sure if that is all they needed.
Yeah I read that article too. The last estimate I heard for construction was 130M so that would not be enough lol. The problem has been that not-for-profit have seen a significant drop in donations since 2008. That said, NCM has struggled with their fundraising efforts. Hopefully this expanded facility(with an entrance fee) will help get them closer to their goal. Especially with the outlet and the possible casino resort driving more foot traffic to the area.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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Yeah I read that article too. The last estimate I heard for construction was 130M so that would not be enough lol. The problem has been that not-for-profit have seen a significant drop in donations since 2008. That said, NCM has struggled with their fundraising efforts. Hopefully this expanded facility(with an entrance fee) will help get them closer to their goal. Especially with the outlet and the possible casino resort driving more foot traffic to the area.

Was that $130 million figure for the original design with the golden spire? That seems a bit much for just the outdoor portion.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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Was that $130 million figure for the original design with the golden spire? That seems a bit much for just the outdoor portion.
Yep that was for the original building that included the outdoor space. Remember that building was supposed to be a LEED certified building with a 100K sf of exhibition space.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Was that $130 million figure for the original design with the golden spire? That seems a bit much for just the outdoor portion.
The original construction cost was actually 182M and below is the story that discusses what is the futue of the permanent facility for the NCM

National Children’s Museum plans stall - The Washington Post
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