Muncie Children's Museum

Muncie Children's Museum Explore, create and discover throughout MCM's 18 interactive, hands-on exhibits! 1975 marked the beginning of the Muncie Children’s Museum. The need for a child-oriented learning facility in Muncie was recognized.
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A proposal was drawn up and presented to Kappa, Kappa, Kappa Inc., a local philanthropic sorority. The sorority then established a planning board to determine feasibility of this new endeavor. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Sand Association of Boston, were contracted consultants for the Museum project. The Sand Association of Boston happily joined, due to their background of pioneering “the kind of learning environment which helps children understand the world in which they live.” During the planning process, it was decided that all exhibits would require participation and interaction from the children. These exhibits would also be fun, raise questions, provoke interest and stimulate curiosity. This philosophy remains to this day, the backbone of the Muncie Children’s Museum. Two years after the Museum was proposed, the doors opened for the first time in 1977. The Museum moved into the old Petty and Walgreen’s buildings in downtown Muncie, but it was soon obvious that the size was not adequate for growth and development. In 1989, the Board of Directors conducted a needs assessment and came to the conclusion that a new facility or location was necessary in order to grow, expand exhibits and have adequate space for parking. The Board surveyed many avenues, but the need to serve the total community required the Museum to remain downtown. They knew that any other location would limit the audience. The Board then focused on the task of funding for the Museum. They also had to find a new location and a way to support ongoing operations once the Museum was moved. In 1993, a professional feasibility was done in order to address the response of the community toward the Museum. The response was positive, and a goal of $3,000,000 was set. The campaign began in late fall of 1994. Thanks to support from businesses, government and individual support from the community, the goal was met in 1996. The new Muncie Children’s Museum leased from the local Horizon Convention Center and tripled its size from the previous location. The new Museum opened to the community in June of 1996 and has successfully brought educational entertainment to the children of our community. Thanks to the generous support of local area businesses, the Muncie community and surrounding central Indiana communities, the Museum has been serving the educational needs of East Central Indiana communities for 40 years.

Mission: To provide fun through education and interactive opportunities for children of all ages in a safe and creative environment.

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With your support, the Muncie Children’s Museum is able to bring playful and innovative learning experiences to over 35,...
09/04/2020

With your support, the Muncie Children’s Museum is able to bring playful and innovative learning experiences to over 35,000 visitors each year.

Visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/support/ for more information!

We are open for the week! Don't forget our new hours are Wednesday - Saturday: 10a.m. -12:30p.m and 2p.m.-5p.m. We are c...
09/02/2020

We are open for the week!

Don't forget our new hours are Wednesday - Saturday: 10a.m. -12:30p.m and 2p.m.-5p.m. We are closed 12:30pm-2pm for cleaning.

08/10/2020

Happy Monday!

We are closed today and tomorrow but in the meantime, we want to show you a cool craft you can do at home while talking with your parents about how we can stay safe and fight off germs! 🤧

Come visit us Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-12:30pm & 2pm-5pm (closed for cleaning 12:30pm-2pm)

It's time for another #FunFactFriday 🌵🌱🏜️Let's learn more about the prickly cactus and the rest of its species, succulen...
08/07/2020

It's time for another #FunFactFriday 🌵🌱🏜️

Let's learn more about the prickly cactus and the rest of its species, succulents!

Welcome back!We will require face coverings while visiting the museum for guests age 8 and over in compliance with the S...
08/03/2020

Welcome back!

We will require face coverings while visiting the museum for guests age 8 and over in compliance with the State of Indiana Mandate. Please see our updated reopening plan below.
Thank you for your cooperation! http://ow.ly/jRbk50APz6T

Today's #FunFactFriday features our favorite furry friends! 🐶🐾
07/31/2020

Today's #FunFactFriday features our favorite furry friends! 🐶🐾

07/29/2020

It's #Wild Wednesday ft. our awesome museum animals!

Today, we meet Merlin, our Mini Rex Rabbit!🐰🎩

The Muncie Children's Museum will require face coverings while visiting the museum for guests age 8 and over in complian...
07/29/2020
Reopening Details | Muncie Children's Museum

The Muncie Children's Museum will require face coverings while visiting the museum for guests age 8 and over in compliance with the State of Indiana Mandate. Please see our updated reopening plan. Thank you for your cooperation! http://www.munciemuseum.com/reopeningdetails/

Welcome back! Please note our revised hours of operation and protocols beginning when we reopen on Wednesday, July 8th 2020.

07/25/2020

It's #ScienceSaturday 👩‍🔬⚛️👨‍🔬🔬

Today, we're showing you how to make fizzy colors!🌈

Happy #FunFactFridayNow that we are open, here are some everyday items and animals that are 6 feet apart! Please continu...
07/24/2020

Happy #FunFactFriday

Now that we are open, here are some everyday items and animals that are 6 feet apart! Please continue to stay safe and to social distance!

Don't forget, we're open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-12:30pm, closed for cleaning from 12:30pm-2pm, and open from 2pm-5pm. We are currently closed Sunday-Tuesday.

07/22/2020

In today's #WildWednesday we're bringing back Mick, our boa constrictor! Just like us, he loves to sit outside in the sun☀️

07/15/2020

Another #Wild Wednesday ft. Oscar, our office Cockateel! 🐥🎶

Come visit Oscar anytime Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-12:30pm or 2pm - 5pm (Closed for cleaning 12:30pm-2pm)

Happy #FunFactFriday 🍦☀️Here are some fun facts about the best summer treat!
07/10/2020

Happy #FunFactFriday 🍦☀️

Here are some fun facts about the best summer treat!

07/09/2020
Muncie and Western Model Railroad Club

The trains are rolling again at the Muncie Children's Museum! Come see us during our updated hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 10am-12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm. We are closed from 12:30pm-2pm for additional cleaning.
Thank you Muncie and Western Model Railroad Club for volunteering your time to work on the trains and getting a great video!

07/08/2020

We have officially reopened!

#WildWednesday features Stanley, our Salamander!

You can come visit Stanley Wednesday through Saturday from 10a.m. -12:30p.m. or 2p.m.-5p.m.

Today's #Member Monday is the Roberts family!Meet Ryan Roberts, Amanda Snider, Caleb Roberts (16), Jack Roberts (13), Ow...
07/06/2020

Today's #Member Monday is the Roberts family!

Meet Ryan Roberts, Amanda Snider, Caleb Roberts (16), Jack Roberts (13), Owen Roberts (9), and Gwyneth Snider (6)!

Amanda is the secretary of the Muncie Children’s Museum Board of Directors. Her family has been a member of the Muncie Children’s Museum since 2014. They recently took a vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama. They have been swimming, playing games and enjoying the outdoors.

Reopening info below⬇️⬇️We can't wait to see you!
07/04/2020

Reopening info below⬇️⬇️

We can't wait to see you!

07/04/2020

Happy Fourth of July🇺🇸 and #ScienceSaturday 👩‍🔬⚛️👨‍🔬🔬

Try this awesome balloon experiment at home!

Happy Independence Day!Today's #FunFactFriday shares some interesting facts about the patriotic holiday!🇺🇸🎇
07/03/2020

Happy Independence Day!

Today's #FunFactFriday shares some interesting facts about the patriotic holiday!🇺🇸🎇

Today’s #MemberMonday features the Howell family!Emersyn (8) and mom, Cherish, who is a member of the Muncie Children’s ...
06/29/2020

Today’s #MemberMonday features the Howell family!

Emersyn (8) and mom, Cherish, who is a member of the Muncie Children’s Museum Guild say, “We have spent our summer by enjoying the outside! Emersyn graduated from first grade. We have taken many bicycle rides and walks through the neighborhood. Also played on the swing set and trampoline. We also did our first virtual dance recital. We enjoyed our trip to canoe country all while social distancing. Emersyn loves to play with her dog Oakleigh, and is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July!”

06/27/2020

It's time for another #ScienceSaturday 👩‍🔬⚛️👨‍🔬🔬

Want to celebrate the Fourth of July at home? Learn how to make fireworks in a jar!🎆🎇

Happy #FunFactFriday  🌊🐚Here are some cool facts about the beautiful shells we find at the beach every summer!
06/26/2020

Happy #FunFactFriday 🌊🐚

Here are some cool facts about the beautiful shells we find at the beach every summer!

This #MemberMonday, we’re featuring the Gibson family!Lincoln has had a wonderful summer while social distancing.  He ha...
06/22/2020

This #MemberMonday, we’re featuring the Gibson family!

Lincoln has had a wonderful summer while social distancing. He has learned to bake chocolate chip cookies with mom. Lincoln has loved to walk by the river with dad. He has enjoyed bubbles, running through the sprinkler, eating watermelon, reading, and completing puzzles. Lincoln helped his grandpa build a swing set and will swing for hours! The whole family has enjoyed taking bike rides through campus to see the Frog Baby fountain.

Lincoln - Age 3
Jenny and Mitchell - mom and dad

06/20/2020

It's time for another #ScienceSaturday 👩‍🔬⚛️👨‍🔬🔬

Today, Shanan and Ava show us how to homemade slushy's!

This Sunday, we're celebrating Father's Day so enjoy a special  #FunFactFriday featuring cool facts about the awesome me...
06/19/2020

This Sunday, we're celebrating Father's Day so enjoy a special #FunFactFriday featuring cool facts about the awesome men in our lives!

06/17/2020

Today's #WildWednesday is a little creepy, but very cool...

Meet one of our Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches!

Today’s #MemberMonday family is the Dawson family!Andrew is on the Muncie Children's Museum board and his wife, Dawn, is...
06/15/2020

Today’s #MemberMonday family is the Dawson family!

Andrew is on the Muncie Children's Museum board and his wife, Dawn, is on the Muncie Children's Museum Guild. They have four children, Ella, Owen, Andi, and Zoey.

They have been playing outside, riding bikes, making driveway art with chalk, and enjoying picnics!

06/13/2020

It's time for another #ScienceSaturday 👩‍🔬⚛️👨‍🔬🔬

Today, Hannah and Barbara show us how to. make fluffy slime!

It's #FunFactFriday!Enjoy some tangy yet sweet facts about one of the best  summer drinks, lemonade! 🍋💧
06/12/2020

It's #FunFactFriday!

Enjoy some tangy yet sweet facts about one of the best summer drinks, lemonade! 🍋💧

06/10/2020

Today's #WildWednesday features Raphael, our Guinea Pig!

We miss you and can't wait to see you all soon!

We really miss you, our visitors, at the Muncie Children’s Museum! We are looking forward to the day that we can reopen ...
06/09/2020

We really miss you, our visitors, at the Muncie Children’s Museum! We are looking forward to the day that we can reopen and welcome you again. The board and staff are working hard on our reopening plan so that we can keep you safe while you visit. We hope to announce a reopening date soon and plan to open by the end of June. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

We hope that you are enjoying the weekly online programming that we have been offering. We have had so much fun planning Member Monday, Wild Wednesday, Fun-Fact Friday, and Science Saturday!

We have another #MemberMonday !!Today, we're featuring the Clark Family (Mollie, age 6, Fiona, age 5, Mia, age 4, and El...
06/08/2020

We have another #MemberMonday !!

Today, we're featuring the Clark Family (Mollie, age 6, Fiona, age 5, Mia, age 4, and Ellie, 16 months)!

They have been enjoying playing on their swing set, trampoline, and new water slide, as well as having plenty of movie nights! The family has also done a lot of bike riding and Mollie learned to ride her bike without training wheels.

They’ve also enjoyed many crafts and a lot of playing dress up and have done dance class via zoom. They are sad they have missed so many things, but have enjoyed this time at home together as a family and the break from the very busy schedule they had before quarantine.

Thank you Clark family!

2019 was an incredible year for the Muncie Children's Museum - from  our highest ever attendance records to the number o...
06/08/2020

2019 was an incredible year for the Muncie Children's Museum - from our highest ever attendance records to the number of collaborations and programs offered. Find out more about how we served the children of our community through our 2019 Impact Report:http://www.munciemuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ChildrensMuseum-2019ImpactReportdigital.pdf

It's #FunFactFriday!Enjoy some cool facts about our favorite summer fruit, watermelon! 🍉☀️
06/05/2020

It's #FunFactFriday!

Enjoy some cool facts about our favorite summer fruit, watermelon! 🍉☀️

Address

515 S High St
Muncie, IN
47305

Opening Hours

Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 12:30
Friday 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 12:30
Saturday 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:30

Telephone

(765) 286-1660

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