Macerich one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of retail properties in top markets, and Zimmer Children’s Museum by ShareWell, today announced the popular Los Angeles children’s destination will move to Santa Monica Place. The new location is set to open in late 2018, and is expected to draw 250,000 visitors annually. The museum will occupy more than 20,000 square feet at Santa Monica Place, located in Downtown Santa Monica, adjacent to Third Street Promenade and near the iconic Santa Monica Pier. The Zimmer Children’s Museum offers a progressive array of classes and public programs each week in arts, music and movement, cross-cultural exchange, school readiness, early childhood education and languages. The museum’s new location will feature a new, expanded experience and a curated museum shop.
“This innovative use of space at our high-performing, award-winning Santa Monica Place is part of how we are redefining what a sophisticated retail property brings to the community,” said Art Coppola, Chairman and CEO, Macerich. “Adding compelling new experiences to our top properties is a focus we’re delivering on at Macerich. The Zimmer Children’s Museum by ShareWell is a fantastic fit for Santa Monica Place, and enhances the cultural dimensions of this one-of-a-kind destination.”
Bringing the Zimmer Children’s Museum to Downtown Santa Monica offers significant partnership and creative programming opportunities for Santa Monica Place retailers and key organizations in this culturally vibrant community.