The benefits of a local children's museum go beyond "a place to play."
Busy Brains Children's museum will:
- be an accessible destination for all residents of Lake County.
- Learning time will be increased for families, school groups and other visitors, as travel time is greatly reduced. The use of public transportation will be encouraged. Busy Brains will develop a program for discounted/free admission for low-income individuals.
- help children develop essential foundational skills.
- In the past ten years, neuroscience has confirmed what the social sciences have long contended, that the first years of life are essential to future learning.
- light a creative spark for discovery and lifelong learning.
- As multidisciplinary institutions, children's museums are redefining HOW to teach the arts, humanities, sciences, mathematics and human relations across generations.
- be an environment where families connect.
- Children's museums are places away from work and household distractions, where parents and caregivers can spend quality time with children, learn something new themselves and experience the luxury of becoming lost in the present moment as they play.
- help reverse stigma and discrimination.
- By exposing adults and children to unfamiliar concepts in a non-threatening, hands-on approach, and ensuring that the museum experience is accessible to those of differing abilities and backgrounds, children's museums create bridges of understanding.
- strengthen community resources that educate and care for children.
- Children's museum art, science, math, music, literacy and other exhibits and programs for children are valuable resources, especially in communities where such programs have been reduced or completely eliminated from schools and libraries due to budget constraints.
As the first children's museum in the county, Busy Brains Children's Museum will fill the need for an interactive learning space, inviting children of all ages and abilities to play and LEARN.
Please join with the organization to create this necessary and unique destination.