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Kirk and Judy Robison donate $500k to Children's Museum's 'Make It' exhibit

September 21, 2021
Kirk and Judy Robison donate $500k to Children's Museum's 'Make It' exhibit

The El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center is pleased to announce that Kirk and Judy Robison of Peter Piper Pizza have donated $500,000 to sponsor the Make It exhibit, a major component of the new museum.

“We are grateful to Kirk and Judy for their generosity to the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center. They have always advocated for programs geared for children, and this donation will ensure that countless kids have an incredible hands-on experience for years to come,” said Josh Hunt, Chairman of the Board for the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center.

In Make It, museum visitors will be able to test their engineering skills. They’ll get to choose from a wide menu of maker projects and programs using real tools and sustainable materials, such as recycling paper airplanes into handmade paper, then turning it into a luminaria using the laser cutter. Whether they want to tinker and explore, solve design challenges, or make something to take home, this open-ended space is the perfect place for visitors to slow down, collaborate, and tune into creativity.

“Peter Piper Pizza has always held a strong belief in supporting community organizations,” Kirk Robison said. “2022 will mark our 40th anniversary in El Paso, and we are proud to share that milestone with the grand opening of the El Paso Children’s Museum. Judy and I are committed to ongoing education in our community and we are excited to see Make It come to life.”

The El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center is a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation and the City of El Paso.

For more information on the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center, please visit epcmuseum.org.