Want to be the kid who gets to “light the lantern” at the opening ceremony for the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History? Well, it’s not too late to get a crack at it. The Light the Lantern campaign continues until Sept. 30. Details.
The new museum is designed by Mexico City architects Legorreta + Legorreta. (They also did the smaller Latino Cultural Center in Dallas). And the 60-foot lantern is the museum’s entryway. Here’s a look from the Star-Telegram. Or check out the building on the museum’s Web cam.
Last week I visited the temporary “village” where the museum staff have set up shop during construction and picked up a few tidbits. Those lantern banks, along with special lemonade stands kids can borrow, and the “Firefly Club” – kids who donate birthday money, are chipping away at the $2 million that remains to be raised for the $80 million project. But it’s not all coming from pocket change: 34 donors have given $1 million or more. Ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 20. More details as we get them.