Do you think of costumes and a puppet theater? What about an entire wall of Legos, or a room filled with soft giant blue building blocks? How about a real life Animation Studio where families create clay characters (which they can take home) and make original claymation movies that go home via email? Or a Music Studio where kids make production-quality music videos using costumes, karaoke and green screen technology?
These are but a few of the interactive exhibits that families enjoy together at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.
I began working as CCM’s new Early Childhood Specialist in July ’14, and continue to be blown away by what I see happening both on the floor and behind the scenes. Every space of the museum intertwines creativity, technology, and education in playful and innovative ways. The staff is replete with top-notch educators and interns who offer a variety of new workshops for the public in addition to great field trips for local schools. Every single exhibit space encourages creative confidence and exploration, where families can collaborate as inventors, designers and tinkerers.
The Children’s Creativity Museum is at the vanguard of redefining what a children’s museum can be. With CCM’s emphasis on process over product, children and adults alike are encouraged to push their creative and collaborative boundaries.
This is an organization I completely believe in, so get ready to be inspired. I’ve got a lot to say, and believe me, my opinions are all my own.