The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada has been a part of the Northern Nevada community for almost 30 years. Over the years we have strived to make the Museum a safe and fun place for families. We are a private non-profit educational center, which is a play-based learning environment dedicated to offering unique and innovative hands-on learning adventures in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, providing the joy and wonder of discovery to children and families from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
Due to the Coronavires the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, came to a cross roads in mid-March and has turned over a new leaf. In response to the worldwide shut down the Museums’ doors were locked and staff prepared for a temporary closure. What has come of it, has created a new energy and transformation of the Museum. When asked to elaborate on these changes, Executive Director, Christine Brandon said, "We are doing a lot of remodeling, relocating, refurbishing, updating, and deep cleaning. This is an inside out change going on here," she said. "We're simplifying everything and cleaning things up. Tactile learning is what it’s all about, an interactive, hands-on focus will be felt throughout the entire museum."
With this new found hope the Museum needs the community during this tough time. The feeling of the Museum has a surge of excitement, enthusiasm, and is eagerly waiting for all of the children and families to return and have hands on fun in a welcoming environment for kids to ... be KIDS! With change comes expense. Without admissions the Museum is relying solely on volunteers, grants, and donations. Board President Jennifer Merideth said, "This is a true community-based organization." What CMNN really needs right now... are donations. Small or large, any amount helps this treasured place to continue to serve the children of our region.” Merideth went on to say, "I know there are people in this community who love this Museum, and they may not fully understand the financial position that the Museum is in, or what it takes to run this giant building. That's why we hope to encourage the community to take a second look." The museum needs your help and generosity during this tough time.