The Thicket: Our New Enchanting Retreat in the Backyard
The Thicket: Our New Enchanting Retreat in the Backyard SARA KERR Director of Content and Communications Does your dining room frequently become a pirate ship or medieval castle with the addition of a few blankets and other props? Then you already know how kids are...
United States Naturalization Ceremony at the Museum
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...
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.
Kid-Powered Play: Our Approach to Our Exhibits
The museum’s Learning Innovation Division led the design and production of the exhibits. Barbara Hahn, the museum’s vice president for learning innovation, provides more detail about how the museum tackled this big task.
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.