Children’s Museums feature hands-on, multi-sensory exhibits in a developmentally stimulating environment. Play is a vital activity that children use to learn about and interact with their world. Early childhood development plays a critical role in building the foundation for future learning. Research shows that many of the skills that children need to develop into productive, successful adults including literacy, mathematical
reasoning, creativity and social skills originate from play. Children’s Museums are designed for the inclusion of children of all abilities and backgrounds. They provide a unique setting for children to connect with the adults in their lives through meaningful interaction. Indoor and outdoor spaces enable children to exercise their bodies and minds year-round. Children’s Museums strengthen community resources that educate and care for
our children. They also contribute to local economies and reduce economic barriers. They serve as cornerstones of the community, offering programs for both children and adults. Exhibits celebrating local culture give rise to children who are proud stewards of the communities in which they live.