Quaint Corner Children's Museum

Quaint Corner Children's Museum Member of the Association Of Children's Museums

4 floors of fun for families, in a Victorian mansion! Large indoor sand box, science room, drama room, art room, transportation room, grocery store, vet hospital. ONLY $4 per person 2 years old+

05/29/2019

IMLS Funding

Although President Trump's FY2020 budget proposal called to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), on May 8 the House Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Committee included $257 million for IMLS in its FY2020 bill. This is a $15 million increase for the agency overall. This is an early step in the annual federal appropriations process, with the full U.S. House, the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the full U.S. Senate yet to take action. You can use the American Alliance of Museums' letter generator to ask your legislators to support the Office of Museum Services.

www.congressweb.com/aam/9/

05/24/2019

OPEN until 8:00 this evening. Come play!

05/10/2019

Reminder đź“Ť
We are open for play until 8pm Friday. The party room is available to byo dinner.

Saturday is Star Wars Day! Arrive between 10:00 and 12:00 dressed in something Star Wars related, and receive half-price...
05/01/2019

Saturday is Star Wars Day! Arrive between 10:00 and 12:00 dressed in something Star Wars related, and receive half-price admission. Stay as long as you like (open until 5:00).

Quaint Corner is celebrating @Screen-Free Week (April 29 – May 5), the annual celebration where children, families, sc...
04/24/2019
Home Page - Screen-Free Week

Quaint Corner is celebrating @Screen-Free Week (April 29 – May 5), the annual celebration where children, families, schools, and communities around the world swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. @Screen-Free Week is a fun way to reduce dependence on television, video games, smartphones, tablets, and computers. It’s a chance for children—and adults—to power down and reconnect with the world around them. Visit www.screenfree.org to learn how you can get involved!

04/17/2019

This Friday and Saturday, we will be open 10:00-5:00. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Come and get your tickets while they last!
04/10/2019

Come and get your tickets while they last!

Don’t forget Super Mega Fun Day IV this weekend! Pick up your $10.00 tickets for 7 family-friendly venues, including the Altoona Curve!

Buy your tickets in advance at any of the following locations: AASD Public Relations Office, Quaint Corner Children’s Museum, Altoona Railroaders Museum.

Easter Bunny Visit 2019
04/07/2019

Easter Bunny Visit 2019

04/06/2019
Get your tickets here!
03/29/2019

Get your tickets here!

03/27/2019
Open Friday 10:00am - 8:00pmCome make a St. Patrick's Day craft!
03/14/2019

Open Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Come make a St. Patrick's Day craft!

Thank you for visiting, United Way of Blair County Family Resource Center of Blair County!
03/11/2019

Thank you for visiting, United Way of Blair County Family Resource Center of Blair County!

03/09/2019
The party room is open to all this evening. Meet your friends, have something to eat, play some games... The fun is limi...
03/08/2019

The party room is open to all this evening. Meet your friends, have something to eat, play some games... The fun is limitless! Until 8:00

Now open until 8:00 pm FridaysCome and play!
03/01/2019

Now open until 8:00 pm Fridays
Come and play!

CLOSED Wednesday due to expected snow and ice. Stay safe everyone!
02/20/2019
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CLOSED Wednesday due to expected snow and ice. Stay safe everyone!

Just a friendly reminder: We are now open until 8:00 pm on Fridays. We hope to see you this evening!
02/15/2019

Just a friendly reminder: We are now open until 8:00 pm on Fridays. We hope to see you this evening!

02/13/2019

Delaying opening until 12:00 today due to icy roads

02/06/2019

You asked. We answered.
Extended hours Fridays until 8:00pm, starting February 15th

Schools are closed, but your local children's museum is OPEN today 10:00-5:00.
01/30/2019

Schools are closed, but your local children's museum is OPEN today 10:00-5:00.

Association of Children's Museums
12/18/2018

Association of Children's Museums

ACM is sad to share the recent passing of Michael Spock, a visionary leader of the children’s museum field.

Mike helped to found the Association of Children’s Museums in 1962 (then the American Association of Youth Museums), and was the first-ever recipient of the ACM Great Friend to Kids Award in 1991. He served as Director of Boston Children's Museum from 1962-1985, and subsequently served as Vice President for Public Programs at the Field Museum in Chicago and conducted research at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at The University of Chicago and the Chicago History Museum.

He once wrote, “In contrast to art and history and science museums, which were about something, children’s museums were for somebody. In that sense we were a client-centered organization. We were for children and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers.” His long career was full of serious yet playful study of interactive exhibits, open-ended play, and lifelong learning, and has had a lasting impact on our field. His legacy is shared in the seminal book, Boston Stories (http://www.bcmstories.com).

Thank you, Mike, for your extraordinary service—you will be missed.

Make plans to visit Quaint Corner during school break! We will be open:Wednesday 12/26, Thursday 12/27, Friday 12/28, Sa...
12/14/2018

Make plans to visit Quaint Corner during school break! We will be open:
Wednesday 12/26, Thursday 12/27, Friday 12/28, Saturday 12/29, Monday 12/31, and Tuesday 1/1
10:00am - 5:00pm

We had a nice visit with Santa today. Happy Holidays everyone!
12/08/2018

We had a nice visit with Santa today. Happy Holidays everyone!

It's that time of year! Do the little ones have too much "stuff"? Give them an experience gift. You can purchase a gift ...
12/05/2018

It's that time of year! Do the little ones have too much "stuff"? Give them an experience gift. You can purchase a gift certificate for a membership ($60 or $125 options) or for admission ($4 per person) or even for the gift shop. Give us a call or stop in Wed/Fri/Sat 10-5. 814-944-6830

Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone! We will be open as usual Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00. Come and play after Turkey ...
11/21/2018

Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone! We will be open as usual Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00. Come and play after Turkey Day!

We have beautiful blue butterfly pins for Children's Grief Awareness Day. Make a donation and wear yours November 15th.
11/07/2018

We have beautiful blue butterfly pins for Children's Grief Awareness Day. Make a donation and wear yours November 15th.

Wednesday afternoon - Join fellow parents and caregivers while the children play.
10/19/2018

Wednesday afternoon - Join fellow parents and caregivers while the children play.

Thank you for inviting us, Treasured Once Again Consignment Sale. Friends, some see what you can find for your kiddos of...
09/22/2018

Thank you for inviting us, Treasured Once Again Consignment Sale. Friends, some see what you can find for your kiddos of all ages at the Jaffa until 7:00 pm, before or after exploring QC. It's 25% off day!

Join us Wednesday, September 26th at 4:00.
09/05/2018

Join us Wednesday, September 26th at 4:00.

Science Cafe: Cosmic Cocktails
08/26/2018

Science Cafe: Cosmic Cocktails

Check out a special "Kids Night" for our next Science Cafe: Cosmic Cocktails event on Thursday, September 6th from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Back to school quick tip!Ease into the routine.Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone...
08/22/2018

Back to school quick tip!
Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.
From Bright Day Play

08/17/2018

It was a big job, but we got the dollhouse moved to Bell Mansion Tea House. This is a beautiful replica of the Quaint Corner mansion, built in 1992 by Joe Wilt. It has been in storage because it is not hands-on due to delicate parts. Now you can see it there just inside the entrance.

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08/15/2018
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08/08/2018

Making oobleck with St. Francis University

08/08/2018

Making slime with St. Francis University

Experiments in static electricity with Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center Join us Friday 10:00-12:00!
07/25/2018

Experiments in static electricity with Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center Join us Friday 10:00-12:00!

Learning the chemistry of glow sticks with Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center - Glow on! If you didn't mak...
07/18/2018

Learning the chemistry of glow sticks with Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center - Glow on! If you didn't make it today, we'll be doing it again Friday 10:00-12:00.

Please note: We will be CLOSED Wednesday, July 4th, to celebrate Independence Day. Enjoy your celebration!
06/30/2018

Please note: We will be CLOSED Wednesday, July 4th, to celebrate Independence Day. Enjoy your celebration!

We had fun making slime with Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center visiting Wednesday. We're doing it again t...
06/22/2018

We had fun making slime with Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center visiting Wednesday. We're doing it again today until noon!

Address

2000 Union Ave
Altoona, PA
16601

General information

Park on either side of 20th Street, or in the lot of the yellow brick storage building. Founded by Susan Foreman

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(814) 944-6830

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