Children-s Museum of Indianapolis-2.jpgProject: Pacifica Children's Museum



This site is for ideas only and does not represent any promise to the public or board.


Board Members



Working Mission Statement:

The Pacifica Children's Museum cultivates the passion for and knowledge about the intersection of ecology, technology, and human civilization to prepare the next generation to participate in the decisions and efforts that will ensure a healthy prosperous future.

Vision
Targeting children & families. Exhibits will target Age 0-15
Will have an infant area, a toddler room & small, interactive exhibits that promote exploring environment. Examples: texture wall. waterworks, child-garden (explore earth worm paths, pop out of pots!) (http://www.habitot.org/museum/exhibits.html has some good examples)
Additional exhibits will focus on cultural, environmental, and natural features of our world, getting children of all ages to interact with, and think about, issues.
How To Get Started




Sample Business Plans




Links
http://museumplanner.org/


1. http://www.childrensmuseums.org/

2. http://www.pikespeakchildrensmuseum.org/PPCM_BUSINESS_PLAN_2011.pdf

3. http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ehkj45fihl/childrens-museum-indianapolis/

4. http://www.baykidsmuseum.org

5. http://www.boardsource.org/

6. http://www.guidestar.org/

7. http://www.fdncenter.org/

8. http://philanthropy.com/
Other Children's Museums in Area

San Jose: http://www.cdm.org/

Bay Area:
www.**bay**kids**museum**.org

Habitot:
www.habitot.org/

Randall Museum:
**www.randallmuseum.org**/

Palo Alto Jr Museum & Zoo
www.friendsjmz.org/


Lawrence Hall of Science: Berkeley
www.**lawrencehallofscience**.org/
Potential Resources:
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Development
  • City of Pacifica
  • Libraries
  • Pacifica Mother's Club
  • Pacifica Historical Society
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Children's Museums
http://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/us-destinations/the-10-best-childrens-museums/

http://www.lincolnchildrensmuseum.org/

http://www.cmom.com/
General Ideas to get the Community Involved:
  • Naming Contest
  • Exhibit Design Contest (for children & adults: safety rules apply)
  • Exhibition Space
  • Share the Vision: Weekly Activities, Contests, Guests (ie can we host Mother's Club Meetings once a month?)
Other sources of funding
http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/PubApps/geoShowOrgs.php?Id=C06081&Code=C06081&V=Pf&Src=County

Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council