FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Sections of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History were damaged due to water from broken pipes and sprinklers caused by record low temperatures, the museum said on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Water flooded the Museum School, the Academy of Digital Learning Laboratory, the Museum store and parts of DinoLabs and offices.

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Water from broken pipes at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (credit: t Fort Worth Museum of Science and History).

“Our Museum experienced this once-in-a-generation event with significant flooding,” said Dr. Doug Roberts, Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Museum. “The staff in the building jumped into action to stop the water and save equipment from damage, but it is going to take a long time to clean up.”

Staff is still trying to determine the extent of the damage and salvage as much as possible, the museum said in a news release.

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No students were in the building at the time and no collections items were harmed.

The museum said staff is working to get things back in order so that all educational programs can resume.

The museum, established 80 years ago, is a nonprofit.

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CBSDFW.com Staff