$750K grant supports development of new Magic City Discovery Center

MINOT, N.D. - The Minot Area Community Foundation made a big announcement Wednesday morning, a $750,000 grant for the Magic City Discovery Center, its largest for the center to date.

The grant will go to the Magic Climber inside the new center.

The children's museum will feature the unique multi-story climbing experience for visitors of all ages.

Kids will get the full science, technology, engineering, arts and math experience right here in Minot through the Discovery Center.

“People who work in non-profit or who strive to do good things for the community this is a day we all just love because a seven hundred and fifty thousand dollar grant that truly comes from the hearts of people who love Minot and who love the region. It means everything to us,” said Mark Lyman, MCDC board president.

“This is for children and as a community we've grown much younger. Unfortunately after the flood we lost a lot of our elder population but the fact is we're a younger community,” said Ken Kitzman, with the MACF.

The project is expected to be complete in 2020.