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Amazeum Receives $2M in Grants From Walmart

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The Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville received $2 million in grants from Walmart Inc. and the Walmart Foundation.

The 55,000-SF children’s interactive museum opened in 2015 down the road from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and expects to surpass two million visitors in 2024. The museum, originally a $21.5 million project, announced earlier this year it would expand after receiving more than $10 million from former Walmart CEO Lee Scott and his family.

The Walmart Foundation gave Amazeum $1.5 million for the construction of an outdoor social gathering area. The Walmart grant was $500,000 and will go toward updating the museum’s Walmart Market exhibit.

“The Amazeum is grateful for the continued support from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation”, Chief Philanthropy Officer Jennifer Martinez Belt said. “These funds will help children and families across northwest Arkansas and beyond have access to quality, hands-on learning opportunities in a creative atmosphere where all are welcome.”

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