Taylor Swift is in a giving mood. The young country singer/songwriter on Thursday (May 17) gave $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to create an exhibit and classroom space dedicated to teaching children about music.
The Taylor Swift Education Center is slated to open in 2014 and is part of the Nashville museum’s overall expansion project. The Swift Center will have its own entrance leading to 7,500 square feet of exhibition and classroom space divided over two stories. It will also house interactive activities, like “a musical petting zoo” and a “wet” classroom space where kids will be able to make concert posters.
“In terms of what it will allow us to do, we do education very well now,” museum director Kyle Young tells the Associated Press. “It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs and I’m happy to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do. Is there a better person out there who’s in touch with a young audience? I think not. I was joking we should be paying her to do that. I was only joking.