Insights Museum "Frustrated" Over Unclear Future
POSTED: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:41pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 9:49pm
EL PASO — The future of the Insights Science Museum remains unclear, in light of City Council's decision to approve the El Paso baseball stadium proposal.
In February, the non-profit museum will be forced out of the building it's called home since 1992. Plans were to demolish the property, along with City Hall, to make room for a Triple A baseball stadium.
The board of directors for the museum said the city has not been helpful.
"We're very frustrated right now and the reason why is because they moved forward with the baseball stadium and yet we have been officially evicted as of February 14, 2013 and we don't have an alternate facility to move to," said Doctor Aaron Velasco.
The Quality of Life Bond, Proposition One on the November ballot includes museums, but Insights does not know if it's included in the funding.
The city is including the museum in talks about a new children's museum in El Paso but nothing has been set in stone.