I'll Meet You At . . . The Museum

Claes Oldenburg, Notes, 1968

Untitled (City as Alphabet) Notes, 1968, Claes Oldenburg


Looking for something fun and educational to do with your children this weekend?  Why not visit a museum?  This Saturday, March 12, 2016 is Museum Day Live, an annual event in which admission to participating museums is free for two guests.  That’s right, free!  Taking children to museums is a good idea.  According to Education Next, students who attend a field trip to an art museum demonstrate improved critical thinking skills, historical empathy, and tolerance.  Also, a public opinion survey commissioned by the American Alliance of Museums states that “Americans view museums as one of the most important resources for educating our children and as one of the most trustworthy sources of objective information.” 

If you’d like to visit an art museum, make the most of the experience with these approaches to engage young children.  For more advice about visiting with toddlers, read this mom’s post about her trip to an art museum with 3 preschool boys.  She definitely embraced the four “B”s of museum-going while creating a love for museums. 

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Debra Lemieux

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