Museums Advocacy Day 2019 took place February 25-26 in Washington, DC.
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.
The 14th annual Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2019 provides children’s museums with an opportunity to highlight their educational programs and overall mission while also recognizing this nationwide celebration.
Having a clear definition of play, on an institutional level, can strengthen a museum’s work and facilitate communication around play to stakeholders.
Many ACM members around the country are offering discounted and free admission to families who have been affected by the shutdown.
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose jumpstarted conversations with their Breaking Ground and Common Ground initiatives.
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.