Finally, a place for everyone
The Midwest Children’s Museum will be the first children’s museum designed to be universally accessible from the ground up.
Children of all abilities will be able to access and enjoy a wide variety of experiences designed to spark the imagination and encourage development. Their parents, grandparents, family members and caregivers will be able to play alongside them, regardless of special needs or limited mobility.
Children’s museums are unique because they provide a safe, nurturing place for children to learn through play and exploration in a space designed just for them. They also provide a much-needed opportunity for families to interact, bond and play together.
United Services, a non-profit organization, is partnering with the City of Lake Saint Louis and Cohen Equities, the owner of The Meadows retail center, to make the Midwest Children’s Museum a reality. The estimated cost of the project is $25 million. United Services will own and manage the museum, including the building and land. Cohen Equities is offering United Services three acres at The Meadows for the museum site. The City of Lake Saint Louis will create a two-acre park next to the museum.
United Services will use its current assets, including the sale of its building on Old Mill Parkway, toward the project. United Services is seeking $17.5 million in support from the community to make the project a reality. It is also considering tax credits and financing options available to nonprofit organizations.
Your participation is critical and will help bring a much needed asset to St. Charles County and to the greater St. Louis region. The Midwest Children’s Museum will be a place where ALL children and families can have fun, learn and grow together.
Museum Case Statement
- United Services partners with Cohen and Lake Saint Louis for museum site
- Letter from Denise Liebel, President and CEO of United Services for Children