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.READ MORE: Former Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Explains Why No Action Was Ever Taken Against Officer Bryan Riser, Now Charged With Capital Murder
“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.READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Responds To Criticism For Ending Mask Mandate, Fully Reopening Texas: 'There's Never Going To Be Uniform Agreement On This'
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.MORE NEWS: Visit Fort Worth Launches Campaign Promoting Businesses That Encourage Mask-Wearing
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