- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A hands-on science museum for kids is closing after two decades in Huntsville.

Officials with Sci-Quest issued a statement Tuesday saying the attraction can no longer operate because of lack of outside funding.

The museum filed for bankruptcy in 2014, and it’s two months behind on rent. The statement says the shutdown is immediate.

Sci-Quest is a frequent stop for school students on field trips, and executive director Cyndy Morgan says tens of thousands of children have visited from across north Alabama.

But the attraction can no longer afford to operate. Leaders say it’s looking for other ways to continue teaching young people around science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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