Category Archives: Kids in Museums

All about bringing kids to museums, and what to do once you are there

Informal Education Makes an Impact

It is early, and I’m pushing the double stroller through the rain. The baby is babbling in her seat and my son is keeping up a stream of chatter, mostly for his own benefit. I can’t catch all the words, … Continue reading

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More Then “Please Touch”

With an ocean-obsessed preschooler, we have been visiting a lot of aquariums. At our most recent stop, my husband turned to me and said “This one is really different! There are so many things you can touch.” He was right, … Continue reading

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Museums and Schools: Common Ground

I led a workshop last weekend called “Everyday Museums: Re-imagining Classroom and Community Spaces.” It is a fancy title, but basically what I try to do is get early childhood educators to think of their classrooms as museums. This isn’t … Continue reading

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Aquarium Visit Reboot

The last time we visited the National Aquarium, my son (3yrs old) treated it like a race he had to complete. I don’t know if it was the fact there was a “path” to follow, the crowds or what but … Continue reading

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L is for Lunch Counter

Your online “brand” is carefully curated. You put out information the way you want it to be shared. You try to shape the narrative, so to speak, of your life. This….is not on message. It is not a well organized … Continue reading

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Not Just a Chair

This is not just a chair, it was one of the most welcome sights in the Maryland Science Center. Tucked in a corner of the baby/toddler area it was comfortable, had a footstool and a “Boppy” pillow nearby. I have … Continue reading

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Collecting is Child’s Play

Went for a rainy, fall wander with my three year old and quickly realized…anyone who says that museums aren’t for kids has never been on a walk with a young child. “Oh Mama, look at that one! Oh Mama! I … Continue reading

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