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Children’s Discovery Museum has come a long way to reopen

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. For more stories on the effect of COVID-19 on museums, please visit the Prairie State Museums Project at PrairieStateMuseumsProject.organization. As coronavirus closures took hold in March, the usually bustling Uptown…

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum publishes virtual program

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Courtesy photo The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum may still be closed, but its virtual programs are more popular than ever. “This is particularly important given the tactile interactions that take place in our museum…

Children Discovery Museum and Heartland Head Start help distribute fun learning kits

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) – The Children Discovery Museum has donated 275 fun learning kits to support families benefiting from Heartland Head Start services. The donation was made possible by reallocated money from a grant from the PNC Foundation that is…

The Museum of the Discovery of the Children of the Desert offers a video program

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert has launched free online programming that includes story time, workshops and other in-home activities during the coronavirus pandemic. Like many nonprofits and businesses, CDMOD made the difficult decision to close its doors for…

Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose closes after coronavirus alert

Families head to the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose in 2013. The museum has closed for disinfection after learning about an employee’s possible exposure to the coronavirus. Photo: James Tensuan / The Chronicle 2013 The Children’s Discovery Museum in…

An artistic dinosaur looms large at the Children’s Discovery Museum

One of the best things about Playa to the Paseo, San Jose’s artistic partnership with the Burning Man Project, is that it has produced a surprising bounty of artistic Easter eggs. There have been great installations like the opener, “Sonic…

Betty Barker, co-founder of the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert dies

Betty Macpherson Barker, co-founder of the Children’s Discovery Museum and co-chair of the fundraising campaign for the Palm Desert Campus at California State University at San Bernardino, died Nov. 16 in Lake Forest. She was 99 years old. Barker was…

Whisman hired to lead museum of children’s discovery, cultural arts in normal times

The Executive Director of the McLean County History Museum will be stepping down to take charge of the Children’s Discovery Museum and the City of Normal Cultural Arts Department. Beth Whisman will begin her new role in February. Whisman, who…