Children’s museums across the nation have shown their positive impact on communities and their children.
While the Dawson County Children’s Museum has enjoyed years of successful monthly programs, we look forward to establishing within a specific site and are looking for a place to house a children’s museum.
The mission of the Dawson County Children’s Museum is to offer children and adults the opportunity to explore areas of science, math, social studies and fine arts through free play, exploration and demonstration.
The envisioned children’s museum will be an open and accessible learning environment with multiple activity centers based on themes that offer hands-on exploration for adults and children to experience together.
Proposed themes and learning activities include: art, dinosaurs, live animal habitats, water/sand, trains, blocks, medical/dental/veterinarian, theatre, reading tree house nook, tea party room, infant play area and computer lab.
Areas will be rotated over time to keep content and activities new and fresh. Additionally, the museum will have space available for social and educational gatherings such as: birthday parties, field trip lunch room, workshops, etc.
Donations and support are needed to make this dream a reality. Along with individual and corporate donations and grants, the museum will generate operating capital through admission and membership fees, sponsorships, special programs and event rental fees. Initially the museum will be staffed solely by volunteers.
Mark your calendar for 10 a.m. on the Second Saturday of each month to attend a themed monthly program at the Lexington Public Library.
These programs are sponsored by businesses, individuals, community groups and the Lexington Community Foundation. Our upcoming programs include sculpting, balloon animal art, insects, bubbles and much more fun. Watch the paper, newsletters, and KRVN for more information of dates and programs.
“Polar Express” is offered in the first two weekends of December and is a great way for families to make memories and start the holiday season. Come join us, for $5 a ticket, to ride around in vans to see the Christmas lights and listen to the story by Chris Van Allsburg and singing carols. We arrive at the “North Pole” (Brookdale Estates) for cookies and cocoa and a chance to meet Santa to tell him our Christmas wishes and get a photo taken with him. Wearing pajamas is optional.
We want to offer our children the most meaningful, learning experiences possible.