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Mask Update April 2021

In keeping with current requirements for Indiana schools, the Muncie Children’s Museum will continue to require masks for visitors age 8 and over for the safety of our visitors and staff. We will evaluate our mask requirement on a monthly basis.

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Spring Break Fiesta

¡ Holy Guacamole, Spring Break is almost here!

To continue our awesome lineup of Spring programs, celebrate your spring break fiesta-style at the Muncie Children’s Museum!

We’ll be reading “Dragons Love Tacos,” learning about Frida Kahlo, and making Frida-inspired artwork, along with several other crafts! And don’t forget to check out our virtual Spring Break Fiesta to be featured on our Facebook page! We’ll be sharing ideas on how to make your own salsa, making your own miniature piñatas, tortilla disc golf, and so much more!

When: March 24th – 27th

Where: The Muncie Children’s Museum in Downtown Muncie!

How: Visit munciemuseum.com for more information on times for in-person programming and our social media for ideas on how to have fun at home!

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Music On The Move

We’re partnering with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra to bring you Music on the Move, presented by The Indiana Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Community Foundation of Randolph County.

Throughout the week, MSO Ensemble will perform 3 different pieces of music, to be featured on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram! You and your family can listen to each piece and then make an art piece inspired by the music. Then submit your pictures in the comments on social media!

On Thursday, March 25th at 10 a.m., your family can join Marcy Paul, MCM’s Director of Exhibits and Education, in a casual, personal, and interactive musical conversation with MSO Woodwind Ensemble on zoom. Questions can be submitted via a Google form link that will be sent to you once you sign up!

Sign up here starting March 18th: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/MuncieChildrensMuseum/default/item.php?ref=1145.0.451666039

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Holiday Hours 2020

Happy Holidays!

We hope to spend this holiday season with you and your family. Below are our holiday hours:

12/23-open 10am-12:30pm and 2-5pm

12/24-10am-12:30pm

12/25-closed

12/26-open 10-12:30 and 2-5pm

12/30-open 10am-12:30pm and 2-5pm

12/31- open 10am-12:30pm and 2-5pm

1/1-closed

1/2-open 10-12:30 and 2-5pm

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Amazing Elf Adventure 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time again for Amazing Elf Adventure, one of the Muncie Children’s Museum’s biggest events of the year! But this time, we’re doing things a little bit differently…

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an elf? Do you want to learn what it takes to become one of Santa’s helpers? The word on the snow is Santa is planning on hiring new elves for this holiday season. Will you be one of the lucky few?

In partnership with Light Up DWNTWN, we are kicking off Amazing Elf Adventure on Thursday, December 3rd with the virtual tree lighting and an interactive scavenger hunt throughout downtown Muncie! Visit DWNTWN Muncie’s website for more information on this month-long event!

We will then launch a series of video scavenger hunts on our Facebook and Instagram pages for you and your family to enjoy, with the chance to win a grand holiday prize!

Introducing At-Home Elf Kits!

To bring Amazing Elf Adventure home to you, we will be selling Elf Kits to accompany our online elf hunt!

Kits will include an elf hat, your official elf license, mini candy cane, a bell, a coloring book, a Christmas craft, and a personalized video message from one of our elves to your child!

Kits are now on sale for $20 per child. Click here to purchase your kit today!

For More Information

Continue to watch our website  OR visit our Facebook Page and Instagram for details.

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A Day of Play

 

We would like to invite the community to our newest event, A Day of Play!

Our newest fundraising event, A Day of Play, is designed to bring the museum right to you through both fun and educational activities!

From Saturday, September 26 to Friday, October 1, you and your friends and family can participate in a list of 10 challenges (both at-home and at fun locations throughout Muncie) and try to earn a prize!

We’ll kick off the event via Facebook live at 11 a.m. and participants can pick up their clues and supplies at the museum from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. through a drive-thru. 

Over the next 6 days, participants can work on completing the 10 challenges using the clues and supplies provided, wear their event t-shirts, and take a selfie or video when completing a challenge to share to the event Facebook group!

To finish the event, on Oct. 1, participants can come find the museum’s table at First Thursday, hosted by DWNTWN Muncie, for their final challenge and to pick up their prize! If all 10 challenges are completed, they can then enter into a drawing for the grand prize!

The event will cost $10 per participant or $50 per family of 5 or more. This fee will cover materials and supplies necessary, entry into a private Facebook event group, and a t-shirt for each participant. Registration will begin Sept. 1 through the Facebook event page titled “Day of Play”. This is a family event. At least one adult is required to register with the children.  Click here to register!

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

 

 

George Insurance Group

 

 

 

First Merchant’s Bank

 

 

 

First Merchant’s Private Wealth Advisors

 

 

 

Clark Insurance Group

 

 

 

Estep Burkey Simmons, LLC

For more information, visit our Facebook page @MuncieMuseum!

If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact anderson@munciemuseum.com.

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Reopening Details

Welcome back!

Please note our revised hours of operation beginning when we reopen on Wednesday, July 8th 2020:

Wednesday-Saturday,

Open 10am-12:30pm

Closed for cleaning 12:30pm-2pm

Open 2pm-5pm

Closed Sunday-Tuesday


Prior to reopening, the Muncie Children’s Museum board and staff have agreed to the following enhanced protocols to protect our staff and visitors during their time at the Muncie Children’s Museum:

· Wellness screenings of all employees prior to the start of their shift

· Increased handwashing of staff members during their shift

· Staff required to wear masks in public spaces

· In keeping with current requirements for Indiana schools, we will continue to require masks for visitors age 8 and over for the safety of our visitors and staff. We will evaluate our mask requirement on a monthly basis. (Updated 04/07/2021)

· Increased cleaning protocol throughout the day of high touch, high traffic areas, including a dedicated staff cleaning person, and use of a disinfectant spray mist prior to opening and during the day

· Encourage social distancing while visiting and following exhibit capacity signage recommendations

While the Muncie Children’s Museum is taking the above steps to protect the safety of our visitors, please know that we can’t guarantee that you will experience a germ free visit. We ask for your patience as we are all adjusting to the new operational procedures.

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Liz Marshall, Founder & Passionate Educator

In 1977, when the Muncie Children’s Museum opened for the first time, it was at the hands of a small group of women determined to bring a child-oriented learning facility to Muncie. One of those women is Liz Marshall. Liz is still very involved with the Muncie Children’s Museum to this day and continues to guide us in ways that positively impact our community. Liz was recently highlighted by her alma mater, Miami University. This article describes Liz and her passion for educating children in innovative ways when the museum opened. Take a look!

https://www.miamioh.edu/ehs/news/2020/06/childrens-museum.html 

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Newsletter & Kid’s Activity Pages

Want to stay updated on what’s happening here at the museum?

For fun and educational posts, check out the Muncie Children’s Museum’s Facebook page. Make sure you follow our page!

Check out our November & December newsletter here:

Download our November & December Kid’s Corner Activity Pages here:

 

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Spring Break Fiesta

¡ Holy Guacamole, Spring Break is almost here!

Celebrate your spring break fiesta style at the Muncie Children’s Museum!

For two weeks, we’ll be reading “Dragons Love Tacos,” making salsa, making miniature piñatas, learning about Frida Kahlo, and making Frida inspired artwork, along with several other crafts! Harmony Dance Studio will also be joining us to give Salsa and Latin dance lessons!

Watch our Facebook for more information on specific dates and times for a calendar of daily crafts.

Special thanks to Navient for sponsoring our Spring Break activities!

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