Ninety exhibits are crammed into the 3,200 square foot Gateway to Science Gallery.
of them are much closer together than they should be. Many of them much
smaller than they could be if we had different space that would allow
us to really explore the concepts we are trying to demonstrate," says executive director
And more space is exactly what the gallery will be getting,
Demke says plans to build a 50,000 square foot science complex are
underway. A $5 million grant from the state
legislature is helping get the process started, but barely makes a dent
in the $30 million expected cost.
"The grant helps, but we are launching a capital campaigning event this spring," says Demke.
2005 the annual attendance has more than doubled while the exhibit
space has remained the same. And Demke says she's hoping with the new
facility and new exhibits, the growth will just continue.
"If we grow our space we expect that will increase the number of exhibits and the types of exhibits," says Demke.
says that new exhibits will focus on science that goes on in North
Dakota, to help kids make connections between science and possible
"Energy, transportation, something on the river, healthcare and
agriculture which is the biggest industry in the state and lots of
science behind that," says Demke.
Demke says that the new
facility will include a laboratory classroom, domed theater and
hopefully an outdoor trail system. Building is expected to begin spring
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:06 AM EST2014-03-09 05:06:58 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:37 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:04 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-03-09 05:00:06 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.