After 16 years of service and the transition from an interactive science museum to a youth focused community center, we recognize the need to remodel the Funhouse facility to better deliver our programs and services to the youth and families we serve.
Using a portion of a generous gift from the Robert & Phyllis Henigson family, and after careful consideration and consultation with the Funhouse Family (board, staff, families and stakeholders), the Funhouse will embark on a major renovation Spring 2017.
Utilizing the current footprint, the renovations will make better use of existing space and allow for more program flexibility. Upgrades to the parking area and outer play area are also scheduled.
Work includes the demolition and rebuilding of multiple non-load bearing interior walls; electrical, plumbing and HVAC modifications; installation of multiple interior and exterior windows and doors; carpet replacement, paint and finish; installation of an exterior staircase and door accessing the second story.
Modifications will result in:
- Expanded open space to allow for clearer line of sight supervision;
- New classroom spaces with sound attenuation to accommodate our growing homework program, STEM and art classes, and other group play/learning interactions;
- Outdoor sport court for enhanced active play and expanded teen programming;
- Greater natural lighting.
We anticipate improvements to be completed by September 2017. We will continue providing youth services/programming at our current level during the remodel period.
When complete, the renovation will enable us to better serve Funhouse families and children now and in the future.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Funhouse and our programs, please call Executive Director, Krista Bouchey, at 376-7177.