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National Medal Winner!

On June 12, 2019, The New Children’s Museum received the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). We were one of only five museums selected, and the only children’s museum. Watch our video with artist Rizzhel Javier. Or see the IMLS site to learn more about the award.

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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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  • Drop A Beat 🎶 in our Innovators LAB workshop sponsored by @twilio - the world’s leading cloud communication platform. Learn how to craft and decorate your own instrument and collaborate with others to play and record a beat! Workshops take place every weekend in December, starting 12/7, at 11am, 1pm + 2pm, and are free with Museum admission.
  • Celebrate #GivingTuesday with us! Your contribution will help continue to fund the Museum’s many access programs and provide a place where all children and families can think, play and create! You are the ones who inspire us with your support! Make a difference today at the link in our bio ❤️
  • Happy almost Thanksgiving! 🦃 We are OPEN this Tuesday and closed on Thursday. Be sure to visit our calendar before planning your visit!
  • Friendly reminder that we are closed Friday, Nov. 22 and Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving) 🦃 Don’t fret - we are open Tuesday, Nov. 26!
  • GIVEAWAY ALERT ‼️ We’re raffling off two tickets to Drink Play Create: Ugly Sweater Party! This 21+ event takes place on December 5 from 6-9pm in our creative venue space. Join us for live music, food from different restaurants, an art activity, a cash bar and an excuse to play in our interactive installations! Plus, shop from various local vendors in our holiday market! | To enter, just follow @thenewchildrensmuseum, like this photo and tag three friends! The winner will be announced next Tuesday!
  • It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts 🎁 Give the gift of membership this season and use promo code SUGARPLUM19 to get a free two month extension on your membership!

Holiday Gift Membership

Give the gift of play all year long! Use code SUGARPLUM19 when buying a membership for a free two month extension!