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Play Enthusiast: MN Seoul

Play Enthusiast: MN Seoul

Power of Play! MN SEOUL I’m fortunate to be a Play Enthusiast at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and recently was invited to discuss why play is so important, as well as the challenges in prioritizing play in our daily lives. Here is my reflection on one of the...

Federal Funding for Museums Makes Minnesota a Better Place

Federal Funding for Museums Makes Minnesota a Better Place

Federal Funding for Museums Makes Minnesota a Better Place BOB INGRASSIA Vice President | External Relations Ever heard of the Institute of Museum and Library Services? That's OK if you haven't. For many people, IMLS is an unfamiliar federal agency. Chances are,...

Why It’s Good to Let Children Play

Why It’s Good to Let Children Play

When I was 7 I had a box of Barbies that I played with for hours acting out stories, coloring their skin and building them houses. While my sisters and grandmother were certainly around, no one directed me how to play with them or cared what I did to them. At...

Museum in St. Paul Opening in June

Museum in St. Paul Opening in June

There’s no way around it — this is disappointing news: Our newly expanded museum in downtown St. Paul won’t open until June. We’d been working toward reopening in April. Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever embarked on a construction project large or small knows, plans...

Why It’s Good to Let Children Play

Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!

There’s no way around it — this is disappointing news: Our newly expanded museum in downtown St. Paul won’t open until June. We’d been working toward reopening in April. Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever embarked on a construction project large or small knows, plans...

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