Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Intel Boosts Museum.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: John Fleck Journal Staff Writer

* $500,000 donation brings children's center closer to its fund-raising goal

Intel on Wednesday announced a $500,000 donation to Albuquerque's new Explora children's museum. "It's an investment in our future," said Keith Reese, manager of the computer chip manufacturer's Fab 11 plant near Rio Rancho.

With the sound of children playing in the background, Reese handed over a gigantic fake check Wednesday morning to symbolize the gift.

The ceremony, at the Explora Science Center and Children's Museum's temporary Winrock Center home, is the latest step forward in the long-delayed museum project.

A year from now, museum officials hope to be moving into a brand new building on Mountain NW near Albuquerque's Old Town. …

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