Kimmee Wenkel, co-founder and executive director of the Cognition Science & Discovery Center gave the Sunrise Rotary Club a virtual tour of the new center.  
In March of 2019 Cognition was gifted a new building located on US 31, across from the Cherry Hut Restaurant.  The new building quadruples the exhibit space of their startup discovery center that has operated since January of 2017 in a building beside the Beulah post office.  Throughout last summer, teams of volunteers gutted the old building in preparation for contractors to renovate it and bring it to code as a discovery center.  COVID-19 delayed their opening and once they get handrails installed in the bathrooms, they will be ready for their final inspection. 
Kimmee and her mom, Laura Stanwich, the other co-founder of Cognition, have kept an inspiring “can do” attitude as they’ve faced numerous hurdles in the past year.  The Center has activities for children as young as 18 months to adults in their golden years.  Areas at Cognition include a gift shop, a café area with mind puzzles at the tables, a maker space, kitchen, animal center, gross motor activity area for little ones, and the VR lab.  The wish list for Cognition includes expansion of their VR equipment, a mobile planetarium, and an outdoor garden area. 
Want to learn more about Cognition and today's tour?  Go to Cognition's Facebook page, scroll down and watch the tour.