Ask and you shall receive. No phrase is truer for the Victoria Children's Museum. After an opportunity to bring exhibits from Vancouver's TELUS World of Science over to the Capitol Region arose last year, the organization spent months searching for a suitable venue, and in the 11th hour, found a perfect fit.

This March, Science World British Columbia will come to downtown Victoria, thanks to the generous provision of space by the Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa for 'Explore Galore,' a temporary attraction incorporating TELUS World of Science exhibits that will run until the end of August 2010.

"Explore Galore is a wonderful way to bring Science World to another part of B.C.," says Bryan Tisdall, president and CEO, Science World British Columbia. "We have a mandate to bring the excitement of science to all corners of our province, and thanks to the support of Parkside Resort and the vision and energy of Victoria Children's Museum board and volunteers, we are able to offer engaging, interactive learning opportunities to children, schools and families on Vancouver Island."

Opening for Spring Break, Explore Galore will offer programming for school groups and the public. "This is exactly the calibre of programming that families can expect from a permanent children's museum in Victoria," says Marilyn Harris, president, Victoria Children's Museum.  

For Explore Galore, the Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa has offered the Victoria Children's Museum the use of more than 3,500 square feet of ground floor space along with access to some of the building's amenities, including their 30-seat home theatre for films and science-based videos. "We are so grateful for the generosity of Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa in providing an ideal space for this exciting attraction," says Harris. "This couldn't have happened without their support." 

The Victoria Children's Museum is proud to continue to present quality programming for children while operating as a museum-without-walls. Discussions are underway with the Township of Esquimalt to identify a permanent location following Explore Galore and the departure of the Science World exhibits.