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.
Vroom, an early learning and brain development initiative, starts from a very simple principle: Parents already have what it takes to be brain-builders.
ACM’s quarterly journal, Hand to Hand, was first published in 1986.
With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, ACM convened The Children’s Museum History & Culture Summit on May 5, 2017.
In a recent article in Hand to Hand, Rebecca Herz and Ari Morris discuss their sometimes aligned, sometimes opposed approaches to digital technology.