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. 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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The holidays are here and as you start to browse online for the best presents for your loved ones, keep in mind our Amaz...
11/11/2019

The holidays are here and as you start to browse online for the best presents for your loved ones, keep in mind our AmazonSmile! Be sure to use this link, and proceeds from part of your purchase will go to our museum! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1404338

This month's Free Saturday will feature our annual Fire Safety Day!Visitors can participate in interactive stations and ...
11/08/2019

This month's Free Saturday will feature our annual Fire Safety Day!

Visitors can participate in interactive stations and put their name in for a raffle of fire safety supplies. For more information, visit our website at http://www.munciemuseum.com/programsevents/!

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure! Applicants must be at least s...
11/07/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure!

Applicants must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions. Staff will learn improvisational skills.

Visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/ to learn more about the position and how to apply!

We weren't able to have our annual fundraiser, but we are hosting an online auction! Check it out now at https://qtego.n...
11/07/2019
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We weren't able to have our annual fundraiser, but we are hosting an online auction! Check it out now at https://qtego.net/qlink/mcm

We have items that will make great presents or maybe treat yourself! Online auction is open until Friday, November 8th at 9pm EST and all proceeds benefit the educational programs & exhibits at the Muncie Children's Museum! Thank you for your support!

Muncie Childrens Museum

Love reusable bags? Stop by any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store and buy the Giving Bag! If you follow the instructions ...
11/07/2019

Love reusable bags? Stop by any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store and buy the Giving Bag! If you follow the instructions on the attached Giving Tag, you can direct a $1 donation to our museum!

11/06/2019

A day in the life of an MCM elf!

We are seeking fun and imaginative people!
Must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions.

For more information on the position or how to apply, visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/.

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure! Applicants must be at least s...
11/05/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure!

Applicants must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions. Staff will learn improvisational skills.

Visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/ to learn more about the position and how to apply!

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for free admission! Click here for more info → http://bit.ly/2CwSDdZ
11/05/2019

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for free admission! Click here for more info → http://bit.ly/2CwSDdZ

11/04/2019

A day in the life of an MCM elf!

We are seeking fun and imaginative people!
Must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions.

For more information on the position or how to apply, visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/.

The holidays are here and as you start to browse online for the best presents for your loved ones, keep in mind our Amaz...
11/04/2019

The holidays are here and as you start to browse online for the best presents for your loved ones, keep in mind our AmazonSmile! Be sure to use this link, and proceeds from part of your purchase will go to our museum! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1404338

Halloween Extravaganza is tomorrow! Join the Muncie Children’s Museum for our annual celebration! 🍬🎃🍭 Activities are inc...
11/01/2019

Halloween Extravaganza is tomorrow!

Join the Muncie Children’s Museum for our annual celebration! 🍬🎃🍭 Activities are included with admission. $6 per person, ages 1-100.

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

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure! Applicants must be at least s...
10/31/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure!

Applicants must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions. Staff will learn improvisational skills.

Visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/ to learn more about the position and how to apply!

Happy Halloween! Looking for a way to continue the Halloween fun? Join the Muncie Children’s Museum for our annual Hallo...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween!

Looking for a way to continue the Halloween fun? Join the Muncie Children’s Museum for our annual Halloween Extravaganza! 🍬🎃🍭

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

10/30/2019

A day in the life of an MCM elf!

We are seeking fun and imaginative people!
Must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions.

For more information on the position or how to apply, visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/.

Don't forget that we're taking part in Fresh Thyme's Giving Tag program! Stop by any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store an...
10/30/2019

Don't forget that we're taking part in Fresh Thyme's Giving Tag program! Stop by any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store and buy the Giving Bag! If you follow the instructions on the attached Giving Tag, you can direct a $1 donation to us!

The Muncie Children's Museum is now seeking to hire some of Santa's elves to help us out at the 2019 Amazing Elf Adventu...
10/29/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum is now seeking to hire some of Santa's elves to help us out at the 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure!

We are seeking fun and imaginative people
Must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions.

For more information on the position or how to apply, visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/.

A big thank you to Care Institute Group for sponsoring all of our Free Saturdays for 2019! http://bit.ly/2CwSDdZ
10/29/2019

A big thank you to Care Institute Group for sponsoring all of our Free Saturdays for 2019! http://bit.ly/2CwSDdZ

10/28/2019

A day in the life of an MCM elf!

We are seeking fun and imaginative people!
Must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions.

For more information on the position or how to apply, visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/.

Support the Muncie Children’s Museum while using Amazon! Be sure to shop using this link, and part of the proceeds from ...
10/28/2019

Support the Muncie Children’s Museum while using Amazon! Be sure to shop using this link, and part of the proceeds from your purchase will go to our museum. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1404338

10/25/2019

A day in the life of an MCM elf!

We are seeking fun and imaginative people!
Must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions.

For more information on the position or how to apply, visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/.

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure! Applicants must be at least s...
10/24/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum is seeking Visitor Guides for our 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure!

Applicants must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions. Staff will learn improvisational skills.

Visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/ to learn more about the position and how to apply!

Admission is only $3 per person on Half-Price Sunday! Be sure to join us on the second Sunday of every month! http://bit...
10/23/2019

Admission is only $3 per person on Half-Price Sunday! Be sure to join us on the second Sunday of every month! http://bit.ly/2LvkaPX

The Muncie Children's Museum is now seeking to hire some of Santa's elves to help us out at the 2019 Amazing Elf Adventu...
10/22/2019

The Muncie Children's Museum is now seeking to hire some of Santa's elves to help us out at the 2019 Amazing Elf Adventure!

We are seeking fun and imaginative people
Must be at least sixteen years old. Visitor guides become holiday characters to help with the many activities of elf training. Guides need to enjoy interacting with children and their families, have a sense of holiday fun, and understand the importance of providing practical help as needed in answering questions.

For more information on the position or how to apply, visit http://www.munciemuseum.com/about-us/employment/.

Support the Muncie Children’s Museum while using Amazon! Be sure to shop using this link, and part of the proceeds from ...
10/22/2019

Support the Muncie Children’s Museum while using Amazon! Be sure to shop using this link, and part of the proceeds from your purchase will go to our museum. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1404338

Looking for an easy way to go green? Pick up a few Giving Bags at any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store. Each bag helps r...
10/21/2019

Looking for an easy way to go green? Pick up a few Giving Bags at any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market store. Each bag helps reduce paper and plastic bag use, and you can use the attached Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to us.

Join the Muncie Children’s Museum for our annual Halloween Extravaganza! Put on your costumes and join us at the museum ...
10/18/2019

Join the Muncie Children’s Museum for our annual Halloween Extravaganza! Put on your costumes and join us at the museum for a day of pumpkin smashing with our mad scientist, pumpkin painting, balloon art, face painting, a visit from Elsa and Spiderman, and one last chance to trick or treat! Visit munciemuseum.com for more information.

Looking for something fun to do with your family? Join us for Free Saturday, sponsored by Care Institute Group! http://b...
10/17/2019

Looking for something fun to do with your family? Join us for Free Saturday, sponsored by Care Institute Group! http://bit.ly/2CwSDdZ

ICYMI: We’re holding a contest to win a free pair of VIP tickets to our annual Night For the Museum Fundraising Event! W...
10/16/2019

ICYMI: We’re holding a contest to win a free pair of VIP tickets to our annual Night For the Museum Fundraising Event! Winners will be announced this Saturday. Make sure to tell us what your favorite childhood costume was and check out the post below for more info on the contest and the event!

We’re getting ready to host our annual Night For The Museum Fundraising event on October 26 and we hope you’re as excited as we are! To get the word out about this awesome event, we’re holding a contest for our Facebook followers—winner will receive a free pair of VIP tickets to the event!

To enter, like our page and comment down below what your favorite childhood halloween costume was! We will choose the winner at random on October 19th.

Tickets are available for purchase at: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/MuncieChildrensMuseum/default/category.php?ref=449.0.147083289&fbclid=IwAR3C20pdIUNMozqUuaMPC2Jgst5vBzK3mMphTE488QoAQZ0DdAZWqCPK9Iw

Join us for “Halloween on High Street” a spooky, adults only (ages 21+) event presented by our Platinum Pumpkin Sponsors First Merchants Bank and First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors. The event will feature appetizers and dessert catered by VKA Kitchen and Catering, music from Sight and Sounds Productions, a silent auction, games for prizes, and a cash bar.
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A Night for the Museum is the premier fundraising event for the Muncie Children's Museum!
All proceeds help fund our amazing hands-on, interactive kid-friendly programming throughout the year. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Muncie Children’s Museum.

Looking for a fun fall activity?? Check out our monthly Half-Price Sunday! Admission is only $3 per person on the second...
10/16/2019

Looking for a fun fall activity?? Check out our monthly Half-Price Sunday! Admission is only $3 per person on the second Sunday of every month!

When you shop, Amazon gives... to the Muncie Children’s Museum! We’re now a part of AmazonSmile. Be sure to shop using t...
10/15/2019

When you shop, Amazon gives... to the Muncie Children’s Museum! We’re now a part of AmazonSmile. Be sure to shop using this link➡️smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1404338

Work to eliminate single-use bags while supporting the Muncie Children’s Museum! All you have to do is purchase the reus...
10/14/2019

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 Gving Tag to direct a $1 donation to us!

When you shop, Amazon gives... to the Muncie Children’s Museum! We’re now a part of AmazonSmile. Be sure to shop using t...
10/09/2019

When you shop, Amazon gives... to the Muncie Children’s Museum! We’re now a part of AmazonSmile. Be sure to shop using this link➡️smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1404338

Looking for a fun fall activity?? Check out our monthly Half-Price Sunday! Admission is only $3 per person on the second...
10/08/2019

Looking for a fun fall activity?? Check out our monthly Half-Price Sunday! Admission is only $3 per person on the second Sunday of every month!

Happy Monday! We’ve partnered with Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets store in their Giving Tag program to help support the env...
10/07/2019

Happy Monday! We’ve partnered with Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets store in their Giving Tag program to help support the environment and our community! You can buy a reusable Giving Bag at any Fresh Thyme and use the attached Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to us.

Come spend Fall Break with the Muncie Children's Museum! We'll be hosting special events all week, starting on Tuesday f...
10/04/2019

Come spend Fall Break with the Muncie Children's Museum! We'll be hosting special events all week, starting on Tuesday for you and your family to enjoy.

TUESDAY - Join us for Space Day! "Out of this world" experiments held every hour with a special presentation—come see what would happen to a marshmallow in space, boil water without heat, and enjoy life as an astronaut! Activities will start at 11am end at 3pm.

WEDNESDAY- Extreme sports! Test your balance on an inflatable interactive surfing activity! A release waiver signed by a guardian will be required and will be available at the event. Come "hang 10" from 11am-3pm.

THURSDAY - Explore the extreme cold with dry ice experiments! Activities will start at 11am and end at 1pm.

FRIDAY - Extreme bugs! Dr. Insecta will be visiting to perform his "Incredible, Unforgettable, Bug Lab Experience!" The creepy, crawly show will begin at 1pm.

SATURDAY - Silly Safaris will be here to do an “Extreme Animal” show! The show will start at 11 am and last about 45 minutes with a chance to meet some cool creatures afterwards!

We’re getting ready to host our annual Night For The Museum Fundraising event on October 26 and we hope you’re as excite...
10/04/2019

We’re getting ready to host our annual Night For The Museum Fundraising event on October 26 and we hope you’re as excited as we are! To get the word out about this awesome event, we’re holding a contest for our Facebook followers—winner will receive a free pair of VIP tickets to the event!

To enter, like our page and comment down below what your favorite childhood halloween costume was! We will choose the winner at random on October 19th.

Tickets are available for purchase at: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/MuncieChildrensMuseum/default/category.php?ref=449.0.147083289&fbclid=IwAR3C20pdIUNMozqUuaMPC2Jgst5vBzK3mMphTE488QoAQZ0DdAZWqCPK9Iw

Join us for “Halloween on High Street” a spooky, adults only (ages 21+) event presented by our Platinum Pumpkin Sponsors First Merchants Bank and First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors. The event will feature appetizers and dessert catered by VKA Kitchen and Catering, music from Sight and Sounds Productions, a silent auction, games for prizes, and a cash bar.
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A Night for the Museum is the premier fundraising event for the Muncie Children's Museum!
All proceeds help fund our amazing hands-on, interactive kid-friendly programming throughout the year. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Muncie Children’s Museum.

Looking for a fun and affordable way to spend time with your family? Join us for Free Saturday on the third Saturday of ...
10/03/2019

Looking for a fun and affordable way to spend time with your family? Join us for Free Saturday on the third Saturday of every month! bit.ly/2CwSDdZ

We’re now part of the AmazonSmile program! Shop using this link, and part of your purchase will go to the Muncie Childre...
10/02/2019

We’re now part of the AmazonSmile program! Shop using this link, and part of your purchase will go to the Muncie Children’s Museum! smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1404338

Work to eliminate single-use bags while supporting the Muncie Children’s Museum! All you have to do is purchase the reus...
10/02/2019

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 Gving Tag to direct a $1 donation to us!

Join us in the second Sunday of every month for admission for only $3! Check out the link for more information! bit.ly/2...
10/01/2019

Join us in the second Sunday of every month for admission for only $3! Check out the link for more information! bit.ly/2LvkaPX

Work to eliminate single-use bags while supporting the Muncie Children's Museum! All you have to do is purchase the reus...
09/24/2019

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!

09/23/2019
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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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