What is a Children's Museum?
Children’s museums are an informal education venue for families. They are child-centered, offering developmentally-appropriate exhibits and programs that explore a variety of topics. Exhibits are interactive and hands-on, motivating play-based learning experiences that differ from those at home or at school.
Below are the fundamental values embodied by children’s museums.
Children are free to stay at one exhibit or to explore where their interests take them.
Visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with the exhibits.
Numerous possibilities help to ignite children’s curiosities.
A range of diverse subjects are carefully researched and represented in the exhibits.
BUILDING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Experiences and resources foster life-long learning across generations