Rutland Herald | November 14,2014
By Rob Mitchell
Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum will open in a new, much larger space on Center Street in January 2015, museum leaders said Thursday. The new space at 11 Center St. — which most recently housed Book King — will accommodate exhibits focusing on robotics, interactive exhibits and the same hands-on fun that has brought more than 4,000 visitors in 2014 to the existing space at 17 Center St.
The new space is 2,500 square feet, with another 500 square feet in a half-story floor, all of it under an intricate, Embossed and well-preserved tin and plaster ceiling in the historic Tuttle Building. The most popular elements of the existing museum space — including the kinetic sand, the magnetic wall and the building table — will make the move, alongside new attractions designed by a man with more than two decades of experience at Disney, Yoshi Akiyama.
The extra room will allow for a 160-person capacity, a new generation of exhibits and a new infant-toddler play space with a mural by local artist Kathryn Wiegers.
“To be honest, I could fill this space and more as well with the concepts I have now,” said new executive director Myra Peffer, who began working full time for Wonderfeet in October. More…(Paywall)