Colorado Springs children’s museum fights closure


COLORADO SPRINGS — One Colorado Springs museum shut down by the state is hoping the governor reconsiders. The owner of Play Street Museum, a small-format children’s museum,
is putting up a fight.

“There is nothing in the Springs that does what we do, hands-on children’s museum that has high-quality education-focused play for our community,” said Christy Ballinger, the owner of Play Street Museum.

With the museum being a hands-on play area, Ballinger said they have a hospital-grade disinfecting system, and they clean all day, every day.

Their main source of revenue is this play area, but they also have a small retail store attached to the museum. However, with the play area being recently shut down by the state, Ballinger is worried they might have to close for good.

Ballinger wrote an open letter to the governor asking for what she calls a fair and equitable solution to keep their doors open.

We reached out to the governor’s office for comment on Sunday night and haven’t heard back.

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