With the support of its community, the North Country Children’s Museum created a state-of-the-art interactive museum in Potsdam, New York.
This September, CCLI launched the National Landscape Study: DEAI Practices in Museums.
In a recent study, 70% of caregivers reported observing something about how their children learn during their children’s museum visit.
All children’s museums function across four key dimensions: local destinations, community resources, educational laboratories, and advocates for children.
In the first 25 years of the 20th century, four museums for children opened in the United States: Brooklyn Children’s Museum (1899), Boston Children’s Museum (1913), the Detroit Children’s Museum (1917), and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (1925).
A children’s museum considering a school today has the benefit of learning from the experience of organizations like Portland Children’s Museum and Opal School.
Having a clear definition of play, on an institutional level, can strengthen a museum’s work and facilitate communication around play to stakeholders.
The research question for this study was: How do children’s museums conceptualize play and its role in their missions?
This article, a case study of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and its satellite museum, TCMU-Spartanburg, appears in the latest issue of Hand to Hand.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new guidelines to empower pediatricians to write a “prescription for play” to every family they see.