Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is pleased to announce its selection as a host museum for the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series tour. The Museum will present Confucius’ China, produced by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum (MO), for a four month special engagement beginning January 2016.
During the special exhibition, the Museum plans to strengthen existing partnerships with local cultural organizations, including the Marin Chinese Cultural Organization, the Museum’s longstanding partner in its annual Chinese New Year Festival.
“We are grateful for the incredible opportunity for the Museum to seamlessly integrate developmentally appropriate exhibitions and awareness of Asian culture, while simultaneously engaging the local community with a family-focused exhibition,” said Museum CEO Karyn Flynn.
The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series is funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums to bring outstanding interactive exhibits about Asian cultures to children, their families and school groups at children’s museums across the United States.
Through a competitive selection process, forty children’s museums across the United States have been selected to host one of five exhibits on Asian culture. These exhibits travel at no cost to the host museum and each host museum will receive funds to support exhibit activities. As the exhibits travel, many host museums will partner with their local community organizations to bring a range of Asian cultural programming to the museums. For a complete list of the tour schedule and for additional information about the initiative, including a project timeline, visit http://www.childrensmuseums.org
About The Freeman Foundation
The Freeman Foundation was established in 1993 by Mansfield Freeman. This private foundation is committed to increasing and strengthening the understanding of nations in East Asia.
About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where all kids can learn through play and exploration with the caring adults in their lives. There are approximately 400 children’s museums around the world, which annually reach more than thirty-one million visitors. ACM provides leadership, professional development, advocacy, and resources for its member organizations and individuals. To learn more about ACM and to find an ACM-member children’s museum near you, visit http://www.ChildrensMuseums.org.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. 7.5 acres of natural beauty inspires families to engage in a world of possibilities. Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Every curated detail of its exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills. Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity. Imagine new worlds by transforming into a spider, a ship captain, or a bridge builder. At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.
Now the Museum is taking these experiences beyond its physical location. The Museum launched the Center for Childhood Creativity in 2011 to pioneer new research, thought-leadership, and teacher training programs that advance creative thinking in all children—extending its impact beyond the Museum.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.