Greensboro Children's Museum

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Today, more than 400 children%u2019s museums throughout the United States break the rules of traditional institutions by encouraging visitors to touch, talk, have fun and learn. In a children%u2019s museum, the audience is most important, not the objects. The exhibits, however, are catalysts for questions, exploration and discovery and the entire experience is a playground for the mind.

The Greensboro Children%u2019s Museum (GCM) is a hands-on, interactive museum for children, their families and teachers. The Museum is designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment for children up to 10 years of age. The 37,000 square foot facility in downtown Greensboro includes over 20 permanent hands-on exhibits in %u201COur Town%u201D and a new outdoor Edible Schoolyard that are designed to stimulate children%u2019s imaginations and provide educational play experiences. It's where play is a smart adventure!

The Greensboro Children%u2019s Museum%u2019s Mission is to provide children and families with fun, interactive, educational experiences that enrich their daily lives, contributing to their growth and development.

The Greensboro Children's Museum began with one man%u2019s dream of bringing a children%u2019s museum to Greensboro. Jerry Hyman was inspired by traveling to children%u2019s museums around the country, and he began to share his vision with community leaders. A group of dedicated alumni from the Leadership Greensboro program served as the Steering Committee, then launched a Capital Campaign led by Cynthia Doyle. Three years later, on May 15, 1999, the Greensboro Children%u2019s Museum opened its doors at 220 N. Church Street.

The Museum was chosen in 2004 as one of the top 50 children%u2019s museums in the United States and in late 2006, the Board launched a planning process to consolidate lessons learned from its first years. The result was a Strategic Education Plan that lays out a clear educational purpose for the Greensboro Children%u2019s Museum: %u201CTo enhance the lives of children and their families through the world of play and to promote healthy and active lifestyles.%u201D The underlying goals of the Strategic Education Plan are:

To welcome, engage and accommodate children and families from varied backgrounds and experiences
To promote caring about the natural and material world

To tap into children%u2019s natural curiosity and imagination

To engage children in play that encourages them to practice and build foundational skills

To offer clear opportunities for adults to enrich play and deepen their child's exploration

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    You are invited to enjoy one Complimentary Kids Admission with the purchase of an adult admission at regular price.

    Excluding fundraiser days.

    Available in: 2018 GoPlaySave Book

    GoPlaySave offers are not valid in conjunction with any other discounts, specials, or holidays. One coupon per person, per visit. GoPlaySave offers are not transferable. 2018 GoPlaySave Book coupons are valid through December 30, 2018.

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220 N. Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27401