Muncie Children's Museum

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1975 marked the beginning of the Muncie Children’s Museum. The need for a child-oriented learning facility in Muncie was recognized. 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.
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Work to eliminate single-use bags while supporting the Muncie Children's Museum! All you have to do is purchase the reus...
05/14/2019

Work to eliminate single-use bags while supporting the Muncie Children's Museum! All you have to do is purchase the reusable Giving Bag at any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store and use the attached Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to us!

We’re participating in the Fresh Thyme Giving Tag Program! Purchase a reusable Giving Bag at any Fresh Thyme store and...
05/09/2019

We’re participating in the Fresh Thyme Giving Tag Program! Purchase a reusable Giving Bag at any Fresh Thyme store and use the attached Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to the Muncie Children's Museum!

Looking for an easy way to go green? Pick up a few reusable Giving Bags at any Fresh Thyme store. Each bag helps reduce ...
05/07/2019

Looking for an easy way to go green? Pick up a few reusable Giving Bags at any Fresh Thyme store. Each bag helps reduce paper and plastic bag use, and you can use the attached Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to our museum. It’s a win-win!

The Muncie Children's Museum will be closed today, Sunday, April 21st. We hope you have a wonderful day with your family...
04/21/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum will be closed today, Sunday, April 21st. We hope you have a wonderful day with your family!

The Muncie Children's Museum will be closed on Sunday, April 21st.
04/20/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum will be closed on Sunday, April 21st.

Just a little reminder to stop by any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store and pick up the Giving Bag and use the attached G...
04/18/2019

Just a little reminder to stop by any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store and pick up the Giving Bag and use the attached Giving Tag to send us a $1 donation! With your help, we can make a positive impact in our local communities and on the environment.

Don't forget that the Easter Bunny will be hopping by the museum today at 1 p.m.!
04/17/2019

Don't forget that the Easter Bunny will be hopping by the museum today at 1 p.m.!

Visit the museum this Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. and get the chance to visit with the Easter Bunny!
04/15/2019

Visit the museum this Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. and get the chance to visit with the Easter Bunny!

Thank you to everyone who bought a reusable Giving Bag last month at Fresh Thyme to support the Muncie Children's Museum...
04/14/2019

Thank you to everyone who bought a reusable Giving Bag last month at Fresh Thyme to support the Muncie Children's Museum! Don't forget that you can still use Fresh Thyme's Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to our museum!

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo
04/09/2019

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo

Thank you to Raising Rucker Boys, Adventures with Family for sharing your experience visiting the Muncie Children's Muse...
04/02/2019
Let Little Imaginations Run Wild at the Muncie Children’s Museum

Thank you to Raising Rucker Boys, Adventures with Family for sharing your experience visiting the Muncie Children's Museum! Check out the blog now to learn more about all the fun things you can do when you visit our museum!

Our recent adventures took us to the Muncie Children’s Museum in Muncie. This hidden gem provided a day of fun and imaginative play!

04/01/2019

Wizardly Fun Spring Break Activites for kids:

Tuesday, April 2nd 11am Quidditch Tournament
1pm Making Potions
3pm Paper Bag Owl Crafts

Wednesday, April 3rd 11am Coloring Changing Drink sort
1pm Make your own wand craft
3pm Making Polyjuice

All activties are included with the price of admission which is $6 per person ages 1-100.

03/29/2019

Wizarding Fun activities for the kids this weekend:

Saturday, March 30th
11am Make your own wand craft
1pm Make a paper bag owl craft
3pm Make butterbeer

Sunday, March 31st
1pm Making potions
3pm Color sorting drinks

All activities are inlcuded with the price of admission which is $6 per person, ages 1-100.

Thank you to Raising Rucker Boys, Adventures with Family for writing about your experience visiting the Muncie Children'...
03/29/2019
Let Little Imaginations Run Wild at the Muncie Children’s Museum

Thank you to Raising Rucker Boys, Adventures with Family for writing about your experience visiting the Muncie Children's Museum! If you're looking for plans this weekend, read how you can spend a fun day at our museum with your family, too!

Our recent adventures took us to the Muncie Children’s Museum in Muncie. This hidden gem provided a day of fun and imaginative play!

03/28/2019

Wizarding Fun Activities for the kids on Friday, March 29th:

11am Coloring sorting drinks
1pm Make an owl craft
3pm Make your own wand craft

03/28/2019

Wizardly Fun activites for the kids today (3/28) are:

11am Coloring sorting drinks
1pm Making Potions
3pm Polyjuice activity

All activites are included with the price of admission which is $6 per person ages 1-100.

We’ve been selected for the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! Purchase a Giving Bag at the Muncie Fresh Thyme during the...
03/21/2019

We’ve been selected for the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! Purchase a Giving Bag at the Muncie Fresh Thyme during the month of March to donate $1 to our museum.

Don't forget that we’ve been selected for the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! Purchase a Giving Bag at the Muncie Fres...
03/18/2019

Don't forget that we’ve been selected for the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! Purchase a Giving Bag at the Muncie Fresh Thyme during the month of March to donate $1 to our museum.

It's here! We’ve been selected for the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! Purchase a Giving Bag at the Muncie Fresh Thyme...
03/07/2019

It's here! We’ve been selected for the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! Purchase a Giving Bag at the Muncie Fresh Thyme during this month to donate $1 to our museum.

A huge thank you to some of the members of the Ball State Football team for coming to visit us today during our Free Sat...
01/19/2019

A huge thank you to some of the members of the Ball State Football team for coming to visit us today during our Free Saturday! (Photos provided by Ball State Football on Twitter)

01/19/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum will be closing at 2:00p.m. Be safe as you travel today!!

Don't forget that we're a part of Fresh Thyme's Giving Bag program! Visit your local Fresh Thyme store today, purchase a...
01/08/2019

Don't forget that we're a part of Fresh Thyme's Giving Bag program! Visit your local Fresh Thyme store today, purchase a reusable bag and donate your $1 to our museum!

Nothing like helping to save the planet while supporting the Muncie Children's Museum! Just head out to your local Fresh...
01/04/2019

Nothing like helping to save the planet while supporting the Muncie Children's Museum! Just head out to your local Fresh Thyme store, buy the Giving Bag and direct the $1 donation to our museum!

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo
01/01/2019

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo

Happy New Year from the Muncie Children's Museum! We will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m.
01/01/2019

Happy New Year from the Muncie Children's Museum! We will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Congrats to this past weekend's winner of our #elfieselfieMCM contest, Amber Wesley! Amber and her family will receive a...
12/27/2018

Congrats to this past weekend's winner of our #elfieselfieMCM contest, Amber Wesley! Amber and her family will receive a membership to the museum for a year. Thanks to all who participated and visited Amazing Elf Adventure this holiday season!

Merry Christmas from the Muncie Children's Museum! We will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m.
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas from the Muncie Children's Museum! We will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo
12/24/2018

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo

Thank you to The Ball State Daily News for this great article highlighting Amazing Elf Adventure! Don't miss out on your...
12/19/2018
Muncie families earn Elf licenses, help Santa during the busy holiday

Thank you to The Ball State Daily News for this great article highlighting Amazing Elf Adventure! Don't miss out on your last chance to visit this fun-filled holiday event this weekend!

With Christmas almost here, Santa needs as much help as he can get at the North Pole finishing toys for good little girls and boys. 

A big thank you to everyone who donated to this year's #GivingTuesday campaign! Your donations will directly help our am...
11/30/2018

A big thank you to everyone who donated to this year's #GivingTuesday campaign! Your donations will directly help our amazing animal ambassadors here at the museum.

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo
11/28/2018

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo

11/26/2018
Giving Tuesday at the MCM

Support the Muncie Children's Museum this Giving Tuesday as we raise money for our museum's animals!

Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow, November 23!
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow, November 23!

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo
11/01/2018

Muncie Children's Museum's cover photo

Happy Halloween from the Muncie Children's Museum! We hope you have a spooktacular day!
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween from the Muncie Children's Museum! We hope you have a spooktacular day!

Go today to buy your own reusable bag from Fresh Thyme and help raise money for our museum!
10/29/2018

Go today to buy your own reusable bag from Fresh Thyme and help raise money for our museum!

Tomorrow is the day! Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our annual Halloween Extravaganza! You and your family are sure ...
10/26/2018

Tomorrow is the day! Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our annual Halloween Extravaganza! You and your family are sure to have a monster of a good time with all of the fun we have planned, including a meet and greet with Spiderman! Click here for more info --> http://bit.ly/2OhGukH

Only a few days left until Halloween Extravaganza! Join us this Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of sp...
10/24/2018

Only a few days left until Halloween Extravaganza! Join us this Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of spooktacular activities, including a pumpkin smash with our mad scientist! Click here for more details --> http://bit.ly/2OhGukH

What's the best part of Halloween? Tons of candy––and you can get your fill this upcoming Saturday at this year's Ha...
10/23/2018

What's the best part of Halloween? Tons of candy––and you can get your fill this upcoming Saturday at this year's Halloween Extravaganza! Click here for more info --> http://bit.ly/2OhGukH

Visit the Muncie Children's Museum on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Halloween Extravaganza! We're hosting a variety...
10/21/2018

Visit the Muncie Children's Museum on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Halloween Extravaganza! We're hosting a variety of unBOOlievably fun activities, including a meet and greet with Cinderella! Click here for more info --> http://bit.ly/2OhGukH

Nothing like helping to save the planet WHILE supporting the Muncie Children's Museum! Just head out to your Fresh Thyme...
10/21/2018

Nothing like helping to save the planet WHILE supporting the Muncie Children's Museum! Just head out to your Fresh Thyme store, buy the Giving Bag and direct the $1 donation to our museum!

This year's Halloween Extravaganza is quickly approaching! Join us Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a ton of fun activ...
10/18/2018

This year's Halloween Extravaganza is quickly approaching! Join us Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a ton of fun activities, including pumpkin painting! Click here for more info --> http://bit.ly/2OhGukH

We are elated to share that Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is now offering the Giving Bag featuring the Giving Tag! Every ti...
10/15/2018

We are elated to share that Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is now offering the Giving Bag featuring the Giving Tag! Every time a shopper buys the Giving Bag at any Fresh Thyme location, they can direct the $1 to us. This is truly a great opportunity for our organization! Please visit your local Fresh Thyme store, purchase the Giving Bag and use the Giving Tag to direct the donation to the Muncie Children’s Museum!

Our Halloween Extravaganza is quickly approaching! Bring your family to this spooktacular event, happening on Oct. 27 fr...
10/15/2018

Our Halloween Extravaganza is quickly approaching! Bring your family to this spooktacular event, happening on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to participate in a variety of fun activities, including face painting! Click here for more info --> http://bit.ly/2OhGukH

10/09/2018
Halloween Extravaganza

Don't forget to join us on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Halloween Extravaganza! Watch below to check out what you can expect from this fun family event, and click here for more details --> http://bit.ly/2OhGukH

Address

515 S High St
Muncie, IN
47305

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(765) 286-1660

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