Gull Wings Children’s Museum Board of Directors voted last week to close the 4th Street museum site in Oxnard on January 10, 2016, after 28 years in residence there to focus on procuring a new location to expand programming and exhibit space.
As a preview of exciting programs to come, the Museum will offer a special activity every day starting on December 22, 2015 with a 3D printing workshop where children can make
their own snowflakes (9am -1pm). On Wednesday, December 23rd, children will learn about matter with an “instant snow workshop” at the Museum. Please visit gullwings.org for the entire calendar of activities. There will be a community celebration on the last day at the current location, and all are welcome. New schedule of hours: 9am - 1pm Tuesday - Sunday.
Why is the 4th Street facility being closed? Throughout 2015, the Gull Wings' Board has been working towards expansion and development of the GWCM. The board has agreed that the current facility has stagnated progress and as a result, has decided to close the current location, but NOT the Museum.
The Board is now focused on the strategic mission and vision of GWCM and taking "Explore, Giggle, Grow" to a new level. The board would like to thank the residents of Oxnard and Ventura County for their continued support and invite them to soar with Gull Wings to a new location.
Immediate support for the move and continued programming can be made online or at the Museum. “Friends of Gull Wings” donation levels: 0 - $50 = egg; $51 - $100 = hatchling ; $250 nestling ; $500 fledgling ; $1000 seagull.
The new permanent destination is in the process of being defined by the Board, and the Gull Wings website will be updated to share new information as it is confirmed. During this process, the Museum plans to develop mobile programs, a possible temporary location, and a continuing website and social media presence to continue Gull Wings’ mission of providing engaging experiences that excite the senses and inspire young minds to ask questions. Gull Wings Children’s Museum will continue its role as the premier children’s Museum in Ventura County cultivating empathy, imagination, creative expression, and inventive thinking in tomorrow’s mindful leaders.