- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The DuPage Children’s Museum is preparing to reopen in Naperville after being closed since early January when a broken water line flooded the building.

The museum hosted an opening reception on Thursday. The (Naperville) Sun reports (http://trib.in/1iBD4VE ) that the museum will open to the public on Saturday morning. The pipe burst happened on Jan. 8 and it damaged the 50,000-square-foot building and exhibits. The museum used insurance money and donations to pay for the $2 million needed for restoration.

Museum President and CEO Sarah Orleans says the “road to recover was not always easy” but the museum “met the challenge with incredible fortitude.

The museum temporarily located to a smaller, 3,000-foot vacant store an Aurora mall while renovations were underway.

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Information from: Naperville Sun, http://napervillesun.chicagotribune.com/

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