La Rodadora

Kimberly Rene' Vanecek

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Ciudad Juarez was the recipient of the third largest children’s museum in Mexico.  With a staggering 25-million dollar price tag, La Rodadora (the tumbleweed) is currently the most innovative museum in the region, staging 120 interactive science, art, and technical exhibits.

Dignitaries from Mexico City, the Governor of Chihuahua, the Mayor of Cd. Juarez and El Paso Mayor, Oscar Leeser, were on hand last week to cut the ribbon on the ten year long project that expects to draw visitors from both sides of the border.

A 3-D movie theatre is housed within the museum that will show educational programming from an era when the Earth was surrounded by dinosaurs.  Beyond the permanent 120 displays, there will be a traveling exhibit that will rotate every three to four months exploring the similar concept of the current exhibits.

Board Members of the museum expect more than 200,000 visitors through the door in the first year.  La Rodadora will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.  The cost of admission is $65 Mexican pesos/around $5.00 American dollars.  There is an additional cost of $30 pesos/$2.50 American dollars, to view the 3-D movie.

Read more about La Rodadora in our September issue.

Photographed by Laura Bustillos

 

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