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The Children’s Museum Oro Valley (CMOV) located at 11015 N. Oracle Road will close on Dec. 1, 2022 and will reopen on Jan. 3, 2023 at Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte.

Children’s Museum Oro Valley at Tohono Chul will merge the best of two educational venues in Tucson. There will be both indoor and outdoor activities, exhibits and learning programs for families and children.

“Tohono Chul has a huge role in closing the nature-deficit gap by letting kids be wild explorers of our gardens,” said Tohono Chul Executive Director Jamie Maslyn Larson. “I am thrilled that CMOV’s incredible nature-based programming kicks off our goal to proactively welcome families here. We can hardly wait to see the next generation of nature-lovers grow up at Tohono Chul!”

Entry to CMOV at Tohono Chul is included with regular garden admission. Tohono Chul will honor active Children’s Museum Oro Valley memberships through June 30, 2023.

“Children’s Museum Oro Valley jumped at the chance to serve more visitors and families from throughout the region in partnership with this exceptional public garden,” said Hilary Van Alsburg, Executive Director of Children’s Museum Oro Valley. “Working together, both institutions will highlight all that is unique and magical for children growing up in the Sonoran Desert. Children’s Museum Oro Valley families will treasure familiar favorites from the original location, while delighting in discoveries for kids of all ages throughout the park, elevating the experience for the whole family.”

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