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Flash Back Friday | April 7

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Visit our latest installation

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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  • Beer, tacos, gelato, throwback jamz and 80s/90s costumes?! Now that's a party! Purchase tickets for just $15 pre-sale to #DrinkPlayCreate before they sell out!! #throwbackparty #newchildrensmuseum
  • Throwback to our painted car on our Paint Patio! Come get messy with us this weekend and add a new layer of paint to our Western Wagon! #happyfriday #fbf #repost @nakoa.and.kaleo
  • 80s/90s collide at #DrinkPlayCreate Flashback Friday! Pre-sale tickets are just $15, purchase yours today! #fbf
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  • Grab your crew, it's the weekend! #happyfriday #repost @tiffy__marie
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Drink Play Create: Flashback Friday

We’ll be celebrating our 21+ event with the greatest 80s/90s hits, signature cocktails, beer, grilled cheeses and our throwback-themed art show. Register Today!