Thursday, June 21, 2012

Visit the Duluth Children's Museum This Summer

The Duluth Children's Museum has moved and their grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd.

According to their website it is one of the first children’s museums in the country, the Duluth Children’s Museum opened in 1930 as a resource for teachers, schoolchildren and families to learn more about their world neighbors. The organization’s name was changed to the A.M. Chisholm Museum in 1954 following the donation of the Chisholm family residence, which was used as a permanent home for the Museum. In 1975, the Museum relocated to the Depot and it became a member organization of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center. The organization reclaimed its original name in 1994.
The next big move for the Museum is currently underway. In December of 2009 the organization purchased the Duluth Malt and Brewing building on Helm Street in West Duluth. This transition, when complete will provide more than 28,000 square feet of exhibit, program and facility space for the Duluth Children's Museum. The vision for the new facility includes a green rooftop which will serve as an educational tool.
The Duluth Children’s Museum serves more than 80,000 children, caregivers and educators annually through its exhibition and education programs. The museum’s primary constituency is children age three to eight and their families. The extended constituency is children birth to three and children eight to twelve and family members.

Check out their current exhibits and programs.  Take the entire family to the museum this summer!

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