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Children's Museum

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1984, Russell Seacat of Barker, Rinker, Seacat and Partners. 2121 Children's Museum Dr. (at the Platte River Greenway)

Corrugated metal painted bright blue-green is used for three industrial-looking, Post-modern buildings in a loose U plan with solar glazing above the front entrance. Denver's Children's Museum, modeled after the Boston prototype, opened in a modest storefront in 1973 and graduated to this $2.8 million, 25,000-square-foot playground located between the Platte River Greenway and I-25. Russell Seacat designed this as a skeleton with flexible interior space for hands-on exhibits.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Children's Museum", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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