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The Big Exchange

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shaping the next generation of leaders

at the new children’s museum, we believe play and art-making promote the skills that our future leaders need: creativity, confidence, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, collaboration and optimism.

our programs and events engage and inspire


the theory of change
— why play & art matters

Art inspires innovation

We believe that all children should have access to the creative process and arts of the highest quality. We believe the arts play a critical role in children’s creative, emotional and intellectual development.

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  • We're celebrating #InternationalMuseumDay by sharing some of our favorite visitor photos! #newchildrensmuseum #museumlife #artmaking
  • Check out this little cutie in our Tot Studio!! So much cuteness!
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  • 💕💕Did you know that our Museum is also a wedding and event venue?? Follow our event account @ncmevents for more Museum event photos! Loving this colorful backdrop by
  • Some words of wisdom from our Tot Studio #newchildrensmuseum #thinkplaycreate