MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The excitement continues to build surrounding the future of the Mississippi Children's Museum in Meridian.
Officials are giving a virtual look inside to see what the attraction will offer and how it could transform the gateway to the Queen City.
You can get a glimpse of what designers are planning from the outside of the building to all the exhibits inside.
"They have designed an inspirational space that draws you in before you can even get down the street," executive director Liz Wilson says.
The museum will include educational and interactive displays broken into three main galleries: literacy and arts, health and nutrition, and steam, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
"They'll get to climb into an air control tower and into an airplane, tinker with the engine, or they get to climb through a larger than life brain and kind of learn the intricacies of how the brain is involved in our everyday health," Wilson says.
The project is 85 percent funded, $2 million shy of its $13.5 million goal. Wilson says if everything stays on course, crews could break ground in 2019.
"If the generosity continues like we anticipate and have seen, we could be breaking ground as early as this year," she says.
Anxious parents and kids awaiting the arrival of the museum can check out a hands-on-experience at the Riley Center Friday night. Ticket holders can get a taste of what the museum has to offer.
Check out the full virtual tour in the link attached.