Children's Museum in Easton

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Children's Museum in Easton
Childrens Museum in Easton, Easton MA.jpg
Established 1991
Location 9 Sullivan Avenue Easton, Massachusetts 02357
Type Children's museum
Website http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/

The Children's Museum in Easton is a children's museum in Easton, Massachusetts dedicated to educational, cultural, and social learning for children and families with a primary focus on children ages 1–8. It is located at 9 Sullivan Avenue in North Easton inside of a historic firehouse. The museum is three floors of different activities designed for interactive learning. It is also located close to Stonehill College.

History[edit]

The Children's Museum was started in 1986 by four Easton women, all mothers of young children in search of hands-on educational experiences for their children. The location at that time was a historic firehouse built in 1904. By 1986, it had not been a functioning firestation in decades, and the town of Easton had decided to sell it. The mothers proposed the museum to the town, and the vote went to selectmen.[1] The vote passed, with the museum promising to donate $100,000 of its admission profits back to the town.[2] The mothers had no corporate sponsors, so it took five years of fundraising acitivties through the community until the museum received enough support to open in 1991.

PBS Kids Tie-Ins[edit]

The museum has collaborated with WGBH Boston first having a ZOOM show tie-in and later using FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. These collaborations are usually interactive science labs for children where they perform an experiment and learn the science behind it.

Classes and Programs[edit]

  • Kidspace I & II
  • Pee Wee Singers
  • Pee Wee Music Makers
  • Play Pals
  • Mom's Morning Out
  • Friday Frolics
  • Summer Mini Camps
  • Science Roadshow
  • Young Learners Program
  • Tile Making 101
  • Science through the Seasons
  • My doll & me: A Heritage doll program
  • Pet Pals
  • Vacation Week Programs
  • Early Release Day Programs
  • Brownie and Cub Scout Programs
  • Field Trips
  • Sleepovers
  • Group Visits
  • Junior Volunteer/CIT Programs
  • Babysitting
  • Music in Action
  • Judy's Art Studio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Selectmen discuss final disposition of old Sullivan Avenue fire station" Brockton Enterprise Sept 12, 1986
  2. ^ Sherback, Maureen "Museum, Police, Fire win in marathon meeting" Easton Bulletin Sept 17, 1986

External links[edit]

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