The Time Traveler’s Tour is specifically designed for families with children ages 4-11. This tour follows the same route as the introductory tour, but utilizes a sticker activity book and has a portion that can be done outside when the weather is favorable. This tour is essentially for the children in the family, although the […]
The Mother Daughter Book Club at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur DE, takes place on the first Thursday of every month from November to May from 6-8pm. The program is presented as a series, so the experience continues over the 7 months, and the books must be read ahead of time. Each […]
Created in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota, and funded by the National Science Foundation, Create.Connect is an exhibit and program space at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park that brings together science and history focused on Indiana’s history. The activities promote conversation between family members to elicit relevant connections to visitors’ own lives. Create.Connect Conner […]
Resources and activities for museum and library professionals to help promote literacy, brain-building, kindergarten readiness, and STEM at their sites.
“Museums can serve as rich resources for families to learn about the social world through engagement with exhibits and parent-child conversation about exhibits. This study examined ways of engaging parents and child about two related exhibits at a cultural and history museum.
Museums have the ability to deliver information and content in unique and memorable ways. In this article, Alan J. Friedman points out that museums can create contexts for artifacts and information, as well as make connections between broader subjects and themes.
Lynn McRainey, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Director of Education, and John Russick, Curator, explore the first steps taken by the Chicago History Museum in reaching out to a family audience and how the role of the senses and imagination informed that process. Plus, read more about their book, Connecting Kids to History with Museum Exhibitions, […]
About developing family friendly content, Eric White formerly of Old Sturbridge Village said, “You can’t go wrong with baseball, animals, and chocolate chip cookies.”
Dan Freas, Guest Experience Director at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, shares Conner Prairie’s ideas on engaging families with children to explore the past and how innovative experiences are inspiring guests to look at history from new perspectives.
The USS Constitution Museum Team describes how you can develop exhibit content that puts families first and draws on their needs to inform your design process.
When the USS Constitution Museum decided to design a prototype exhibition for families, we turned to two key concepts: Significant research has been done in Science museums and Children’s museums that can be applied to history museum exhibitions. Emotional and intangible content may be a unique advantage history museums can capitalize on. Science and children’s […]
The USS Constitution Museum team describes today’s Generation X families and the challenges they present to history museums.