Imagine Children’s Museum is committed to helping children understand the importance of caring for our planet. We are also committed to fiscal responsibility and finding cost savings where possible. With these goals in mind, we have made Reusing, Upcycling and Recycling key priorities of our expansion project.

Reuse: taking items that may have been thrown away and reusing them in a new space
Upcycle: taking items that may have been thrown away and giving them new purpose
Recycle: taking items that may have been thrown away and turning them into new materials

 

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE RECYCLING, UPCYCLING AND RECYCLING
Old theater exhibit needed to be relocated to make room for a new fire sprinkler room Salvaged wood: used to build new Woodlands Adventure exhibit pieces
Stage curtains, backdrops and exhibit pieces:
used in new theater area

Lighting: used in other exhibits
Exterior concrete building structure demolition Concrete: ground up and used as base rock for parking lots, fill, gravel roads
Corrugated metal siding: used for new Woodlands Adventure exhibit
Signage: used on new expansion 
Interior demolition area which included shop, storage areas, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, section of Lodge exhibit space Kitchen cabinets: used in new classroom
Appliances: used in new prep area
Bathrooms carved wood doors: used in new Woodlands Adventure exhibit
Bathroom fixtures, handrails: used in staff bathrooms
Wood counters: used in Wildlife Rescue Clinic exhibit
Lighting fixtures: used in other Museum locations
Wall tiles: used in new Woodlands Adventure exhibit area
Logs/timber rails: used in new Woodlands Adventure exhibit
Roll up door: used in new shop location
Shop windows: used in new Woodlands Adventure exhibit
Shop exhaust & heating units: used in new shop location 
Rusted, non-working old milk truck  Truck Body: Salvaged to use in new Grab and Go Food Service area
Click here for a sneak peek of the Grab and Go Truck
Whale skeleton Whale Bones: Salvaged to create new ecosystem Gray Whale exhibit
Click here for a sneak peek of the bones.
Old table wood sides Salvaged wood: Used around the new Visitor Service Counter