Latest Children's museums News

Connecticut art museums work to break down barriers

Aug. 7, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut museums are trying to break free of seeming aloof and engage with their local communities, starting with free admission for those who receive food stamps. Museums nationwide are trying to knock down barriers to cultural institutions, particularly art museums. Oft-cited...

Indianapolis children's museum plans building demolitions

Aug. 5, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is planning the demolition of a nearby 1920s apartment building and a former office building that it owns. Museum officials say they looked to save the eight-story apartment building along Meridian Street but that it would need several million...

Children's book museum set to open in Kansas City next year

Aug. 3, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A museum that celebrates a century of children's literature with immersive galleries, dozens of exhibits and a lab to encourage young people to read and write is opening in a Kansas City warehouse next year, according to the artist-driven nonprofit behind the project. Debbie Pettid,...

Louisiana Children's Museum moving to new location

Jul. 28, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Children's Museum is moving to a new, $47.5 million campus in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports that the museum closed its old location on Saturday and will reopen on Labor Day weekend at an 8.5 acre (3.44 hectare) site in New Orleans City Park. Museum CEO Julia Bland says many...

7-foot eyeball comes to Children's Museum of Illinois

Jun. 27, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — For those kids looking to step inside a 7-foot (2.1-meter) eyeball, the Children's Museum of Illinois is the place to go. The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports the display called "Peek Inside" that allows visitors to see the eye from the inside out will be open to the public within...