Kaleideum has entered the public phase of an $11 million capital campaign to build and provide exhibitions for the reimagined Kaleideum in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. The public campaign, called ALL IN! was shared with Kaleideum supporters at an event on the evening of October 20. In addition, the first inside renderings of the future exhibitions were unveiled at the event.
The reimagined Kaleideum is planned to open in fall 2023 and will be located at the corner of West Third Street and Town Run Lane in downtown Winston-Salem. The new museum will open with nine exhibitions that allow for multiple types of engagement and appeal to visitors of varying ages and development. These multifaceted, open-ended experiences will prompt visitors to test theories, seek answers to questions, think critically, shift perspectives, and explore at their own pace.
The total cost for the construction of the museum and the creation of the exhibitions at the new Kaleideum is $43.5 million. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is funding $30.5 million for the new building, and the City of Winston-Salem is providing $2 million for the adjacent Liberty Plaza. Kaleideum has raised more than $10 million of an $11 million capital campaign for the exhibitions inside the building. The museum has received gifts of $2.25 million from the L. David Mounts Foundation, $2 million from Novant Health, and $1 million from Atrium Wake Forest Baptist. Kaleideum has received additional gifts from many generous donors, including Reynolds American Foundation; Truist; the Richard J. Reynolds III and Marie M. Reynolds Foundation; the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; the John Wesley and Anna Hodgin Hanes Foundation; Scottie and David Neill; Teresa and Junie Michael; the Duke Energy Foundation; Dr. Steven Feldman and Leora Hankin; First Citizens Bank & Trust; the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund; the Sam N. Carter and Pauline H. Carter Fund; The Winston-Salem Foundation; the Twin City Development Fund; Wells Fargo Foundation; and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
The reimagined Kaleideum will move beyond the concept of a singular children’s museum or science center to become a learning museum that blends arts and sciences while recognizing the value of both, not as silos, but as integrally connected tools that work together.
For more information about ALL IN and the campaign to build the reimagined Kaleideum, CLICK HERE.