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  • 1.  Children's Museum

    Posted 09-18-2017 05:00 PM

    I am a retired faculty member from New Mexico State University living in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I am currently serving on a community committee that has its goal to create both a mobile and free-standing children's museum. I am wondering if anybody has had experience with a community children's museum and might have some suggestions for resources (financial and otherwise). As of this writing we have one donation from the electric company and another donation from a private contributor and are doing both a search for a building and a mobile unit.

    Thanking you in advance for any suggestions.

    With regards,

    Nancy Baptiste

    Nancy Baptiste
    Las Cruces NM

  • 2.  RE: Children's Museum

    Posted 09-19-2017 01:07 AM
    Hi ,

    San Jose CA  and San Francisco CA has a children's  museum. Maybe you can contact them and see if they can help you. Good luck

    Shalek Chappill
    San Jose CA

  • 3.  RE: Children's Museum

    Posted 09-19-2017 08:05 AM
    I would contact Jeri Robinson at the Boston Children's Museum. She will definitely be able to point you in the right direction.

    Clarence Little
    Grove Hall Child Development Center
    Mattapan MA

  • 4.  RE: Children's Museum

    Posted 09-19-2017 08:33 AM
    Hi Nancy,
    Check bronx children's museum. They went through a similar journey. I can connect you with the executive.

    Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

  • 5.  RE: Children's Museum

    Posted 09-19-2017 09:07 AM

    A good place to connect with is the Association of Children's Museums. There are lots of resources available through their network.
    ACM Home

    Best of luck!

    Allison Leake
    The Discovery Museums
    Acton MA

  • 6.  RE: Children's Museum

    Posted 09-19-2017 10:18 AM
    HI, there! How nice to see your name. You might want to contact Kay Cutler at South Dakota State University. She was instrumental in getting a wonderful children's museum started in Brookings.

    Nancy Barbour
    Harrisonburg VA

  • 7.  RE: Children's Museum

    Posted 09-19-2017 01:45 PM
    Hi Nancy

    I would suggest contacting Cate Heroman who recently published the Tinkering book at NAEYC press.  She is the director at the Knock Knock Knock Children's museum in Baton Rouge Louisiana.  Her ideas are wonderful!

    Joanne Gravell
    Family Services of Central MA
    Worcester MA