Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum has partnered with the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to upgrade some of Explora’s outdoor areas. These landscape improvements will serve museum visitors and members of the local community who use the area as a pass-through to local parks and businesses near the Sawmill Area Neighborhood and Old Town.
The project is underway with the installation of outdoor wooden marimba exhibits, removal of larger rocks replaced with fine gravel, improvements to the irrigation system, and the addition of xeriscaping and native plants.
The culmination of the work will be the Lowe's & Explora Community Planting Day on April 15, from 8am-2pm. This event will feature participation of volunteers and Lowe’s Heroes to prepare the grounds and plant over 50 native perennials and trees. It will be a family-friendly day of service with a visible impact.
Volunteers can sign up online for a 2-hour shift tinyurl.com/exploraplantingday or by calling 505-224-8339 to speak with Explora Project Manager Amy Greene.