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Museum Directors Seek Funds for Expansion

Museum Directors Seek Funds for Expansion



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Operators of the Utah County attraction Thanksgiving Point are asking city and county governments for financial backing for a new museum.

The $25 million Museum of Natural Curiosity would include attractions that mix education and fun called "Rainforest Safari," "Water Voyage," and "Kidopolis Life."

Yesterday, Thanksgiving Point directors asked Utah County commissioners for $8 million -- money they suggested the county bond for and pay off from hotel and restaurant taxes over 20 years.

Operators say they'll ask Lehi city for about $1 million and the state Legislature for a $2 million budget allocation in January. Private fundraising and in-kind donations are projected at $15 million.

County council members say they'll make a decision in a few weeks.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

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