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MuseumFromHome Goes Mobile

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast has  joined in the worldwide #MuseumFromHome movement. Although the Children’s Museum is temporarily closed, staff are working diligently sharing online content through digital platforms like, Instagram and Facebook. Museums throughout the world are sharing live stream videos, workshops and so much more; a great opportunity to bring Museums into family rooms across the globe.

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast has taken this movement one step farther, bringing educational activity kits to children receiving free meals from House of Hope, Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin and St. Lucie County and Elev8Hope.  “Many of the children receiving free meals may not have access to the live streaming due to lack of internet connections or computers, that is why we feel it is important to keep our mission moving and young minds inspired throughout both counties during this time’ says Tammy Calabria. Executive Director.  Luckily local businesses and donors also feel this movement is making an impact. 

Home Depot of Jensen Beach & St. Lucie West, Lowes of Stuart, PNC Bank, The Arts Council of Martin, The Elliott Museum, Colab Farms, Duffy’s and Baron Graphics have provided          hands-on activities to fill over 1500 bags!  One of the most popular being an Indoor Starter Gardening kit complete with fresh soil, seeds and planting instructions.  There is also an online tutorial for kids to access.  Last week the Museum dropped off 1200 activity bags to all the partnering locations for distribution.  “Our goal is to distribute 10,000 activity bags over the next month, or longer if school closures are extended.

 We are still looking to businesses to donate coloring books, crayons and hands-on projects in bulk so the distribution can continue throughout this down time” says Katie Makemson, Director of Education.  The Children’s Museum is thankful to those donors who have stepped up to join this mission, but there are thousands of kids desperate for some creative thinking challenges like these.  If you or your business would like to join #MuseumFromHome, feel free to contact Tammy or Katie at The Children’s Museum’s Facebook page or call 772-225-7575 ext. 203.  The core of the Children’s Museums mission is to provide hands-on educational experiences that will ignite the imagination, developing problem solving techniques and fine motor skills through play.  To donate visit the Museums website www.childrensmuseumtc.org

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Photo Credit: MaryAnn Ketchum
Katie Makemson, Samantha Stewart, Cetedra Frost, Tammy Calabria

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