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Children's Museum of Phoenix

Children's Museum of Phoenix
215 North 7th Street
602-253-0501

Mission:
Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children's Museum of Phoenix's mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.

Vision:
The Museum's vision is to foster a joy of learning and to:

- Provide engaging projects, exhibits and programming for young children and their families;

- Educate parents and caregivers about child development and parenting techniques;

- Build cultural understanding, positive social interaction and celebrate diversity and

- Serve as a gateway to other cultural institutions and community programs.

History:
The Children's Museum of Phoenix was founded in 1998 as the Phoenix Family Museum by a small group of volunteers. In 2001, Phoenix voters overwhelmingly approved $10.5 million in bond funds to purchase and partially renovate the historic Monroe School as the Museum's new home.

In 2005, plans began to renovate and restore the Monroe School building, developing a strong support base among private individuals and corporations and providing the type of inspirational and diverse programming to make a wonder-filled museum. The Museum launched its Childhood Dreams Built By You capital campaign with a goal of raising $12.3 million prior to opening. In December of that year the Phoenix Family Museum officially changed its name to the Children's Museum of Phoenix to more clearly convey the Museum's focus.

Renovation on the Monroe School began in 2006 and the Children's Museum opened its doors to the public in June 2008.

Prior to opening the permanent facility, the Children's Museum of Phoenix fulfilled our mission to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children through a traveling exhibit program called Museum without Walls (MWW). Consisting of eight hands-on learning experiences, MWW visited schools and community events across the Valley. Over 275,000 participants took part in MWW traveling exhibits between 1998 and 2008.



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Upcoming Events at Children's Museum of Phoenix

Tooth Fairy Pillows

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Tooth Fairy Pillows

Tooth Fairy Pillows

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:15am
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Tooth Fairy Pillows

Garden Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Garden Scavenger Hunt

Awakening Creativity - Preschool Drama

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:15am
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Awakening Creativity - Preschool Drama

Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:15am
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Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Awakening Creativity - Toddler Music

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:15am
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Awakening Creativity - Toddler Music

Crispy Kale Chips

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:15am
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Crispy Kale Chips

The Children’s Garden Painted Rocks

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am
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The Children’s Garden Painted Rocks

Awakening Creativity - Toddler Music

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:15am
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Awakening Creativity - Toddler Music

Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Science Before You Can -Math Before You Can Add

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 from 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Science Before You Can -Math Before You Can Add

Awakening Creativity - Toddler Dance

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:15am
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Awakening Creativity - Toddler Dance

The Children’s Garden Painted Rocks

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am
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The Children’s Garden Painted Rocks

Awakening Creativity - Toddler Dance

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:15am
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Awakening Creativity - Toddler Dance

Crispy Kale Chips

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 11:45am
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Crispy Kale Chips

Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity - Preschool Music

Crispy Kale Chips

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:15am
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Crispy Kale Chips

The Great Flossini presents The Totally Tooth - Ular Magic Show

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Great Flossini presents The Totally Tooth - Ular Magic Show

Water the Garden

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Water the Garden

Free First Friday Night

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Free First Friday Night

Children’s Museum Gala

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
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Children’s Museum Gala

Sandfest

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Sandfest

Sandfest - Sand-Parents’ Day

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Sandfest - Sand-Parents’ Day

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