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OHIO ANNOUNCES NEW ATTRACTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS FOR 2006
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park Addition – Dayton www.sunwatch.org/index.html SunWatch, a partially reconstructed Fort Ancient period Native American village, began an addition to the Interpretive Centre in Aug. 2005. During the construction SunWatch will remain open; however the Interpretive Centre Museum will be closed. Self guided public tours and guided group tours of the reconstructed village are still offered. Our gift shop and admissions area will be set up in a temporary building in the SunWatch parking lot. The SunWatch Interpretive Center is scheduled to reopen in February 2006. The expanded Interpretive Center will include new lecture rooms that will allow us to offer new and expanded programs for school groups, scouts groups and families. Diana, a Celebration exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute www.daytonartinstitute.org The exhibition presents the life and humanitarian work of one of the most remarkable women of the 20th century through nine galleries: Tiara; The Spencer Women; Childhood; Engagement; Royal Wedding; Charity; Tribute; Style; and Condolence. Visitors will get a rare inside look at the late princess’s public and private life through nearly 150 objects, including her 1981 Royal Wedding gown, 28 designer dresses and gowns, family heirlooms, personal mementos, paintings, and rare home movies and photos. The Dayton engagement, Feb. 18-June 11, 2006, will be the exhibition’s sixth stop on an international tour – but first in the Midwestern U.S
Cleveland Museum of Art Expansion www.clevelandart.org Renovations and repairs, which comprise two-thirds of the construction project, are critical to preserve the Cleveland Museum of Art’s world-class permanent collection and
enhance the museum infrastructure. The expansion will increase the overall size of the museum to 588,000 sq. ft., including 36,000 sq. ft. more gallery space. Construction will be completed in 2010. The museum will close entirely for only six months, beginning in January 2006, when renovation of the north lobby area will begin. The museum will reopen in the summer of 2006 when some onsite education programs, concerts, and films are expected to resume. Visitors can enjoy special exhibitions at the museum during the expansion. OHIO IN 2006 SPRING Wildwater Kingdom at Geauga Lake – Aurora hwww.geaugalake.com Guests at Geauga Lake amusement park looking for a wet, wild adventure can expect to enjoy a 38,000 square-foot wave pool in 2006. At the pool’s edge, Geauga Lake will introduce an exclusive adult pool, complete with whirlpool spas, waterfalls and a swimup bar, where guests aged 21 and older can enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Guests also can expect to see a multitude of body and tube slides. This completes the park’s Wildwater Kingdom water park. SUMMER Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at COSI Columbus www.cosi.org Big screen sci-fi meets science - June through September 2006 with a new traveling exhibit created in partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. The exhibit makes its national debut October 2005 at the Museum of Science in Boston, then travel to Columbus for its second official U.S. stop. It combines artwork, props, models, film clips and documentary footage from the Star Wars films with hands-on science and technology components, engineering and design activities and real-world technology objects.
Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion – Toledo www.toledomuseum.org Housing one of the world's finest international glass collections, the new Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art will be an international marvel of its own. Designed by
SANAA, Ltd., the Glass Pavilion will feature the close physical relationship between its glass collection and related works in other media, and will include glassmaking facilities. It will house the museum’s extensive range of glass art, from ancient to contemporary times. The new building is currently scheduled to open in mid-2006. Tall Ships – Cleveland www.greatscience.com From July 12-16, the world’s most impressive gathering of tall sailing ships will come to Cleveland. This event brings ships from around the globe for a celebration of the legends and lore surrounding these magnificent vessels. Akron Art Museum Expansion www.akronartmuseum.org The expanded Akron Art Museum is expected to open in late summer 2006. The new facility will be built adjacent to the existing museum, increasing its size to 85,000 gross square feet. The project will almost triple gallery space from 8,000 square feet to more than 20,000 square feet, allowing greater display of the museum’s important paintings. The expansion also provides a number of amenities long requested by museum visitors such as classroom space, a children’s gallery, auditorium, museum gift shop and café. AUTUMN Great Wolf Lodge at Paramount King’s Island – Mason http://mason.greatwolflodge.com When it opens in late 2006, the Great Wolf Lodge at Paramount's Kings Island will boast one of the world's largest indoor water parks, at 75,000 square feet. In addition to the water park, the resort will include 404 all-suite guest rooms, an arcade, restaurants, a conference center, and spa. Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival– Cincinnati www.tallstacks.com More than a dozen steamboats return to Cincinnati from Oct. 4-8, 2006, bringing with them an up close look at the unique history of the Queen City located at the crossroads between north and south. Paddlewheel riverboats offer tours and cruises along with internationally recognized musicians, delicious food, riverboat races and more. This festival draws upwards of 750,000 visitors to the area.