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Makerspace Movement

Makerspace Movement

Makerspace Movement DANI LA ROCCA Integrated Communication Intern A maker space, also known as a hacker space or fab lab, is a place for those who are looking to put forth their creative self and become more hands-on. It is a place for people to gather, generate...

Spreading Joy

Spreading Joy

Not only are we strong advocates of play but we also believe spreading joy has equal value. There are a few ways we instill joy at our museum–first, by nurturing our curious learners. We believe giving children options and freedom to explore through guided-play encourages them to find pleasure in learning.

New Museum, New Approach to Our Exhibits

New Museum, New Approach to Our Exhibits

The museum’s exhibit designers focused on creating open-ended experiences that put kids in charge of their own experience. At the heart of the newly expanded Minnesota Children’s Museum are 10 new permanent exhibits.

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...

Get Daring in The Scramble

Get Daring in The Scramble

Get Daring in The Scramble BOB INGRASSIA Vice President External Relations When the St. Paul museum re-opens in June, you’re going to notice The Scramble. It will be impossible to miss this four-story climbing adventure, which will occupy the shiny new addition to the...

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