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Asian Exhibit Series http://www.childrensmuseums.org/about/acm-initiatives/asian-exhibit-series/11-about-acm Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:53:26 -0500 en-gb paul@crabtreecompany.com (My Joomla) 90 Days of Action http://www.childrensmuseums.org/about/acm-initiatives/90-days-of-action http://www.childrensmuseums.org/about/acm-initiatives/90-days-of-action 90 Days of Action for a #WorldTheyDeserve90DaysofAction

Play fuels growing minds. Children’s museums engage 31 million children and families a year in meaningful play, opening the doors to opportunities and possibilities. Museums also bridge gaps between language, culture, and community.

In fact, a majority of our members have outreach strategies specifically to reach diverse populations. More than 75 percent are considering new opportunities to serve these communities.

To celebrate the important role children’s museums play in welcoming immigrant and refugee children and families to their communities, on February 7, 2017, ACM launched a new campaign for our members: 90 Days of Action, which will run through May 8th.

How your museum can get involved:

  • Use the hashtag #WorldTheyDeserve
  • Share stories, photos, videos about your museum’s cultural education and engagement efforts
  • Tell your local leaders and newspapers about your efforts
  • Let your customers know
  • Develop new outreach efforts
  • Participate in ACM's survey to capture the breadth of all efforts

Downloadable tools to get started:

Children’s museums bring communities together by serving all children and families! Be part of the campaign to show how.

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Alison.Howard@childrensmuseums.org (Alison Howard) About ACM Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:39:59 -0500
ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & ACM with SDSN-Y Engage Young Children in United Nations SDGs http://www.childrensmuseums.org/about/acm-initiatives/u-n-sustainable-development-goals http://www.childrensmuseums.org/about/acm-initiatives/u-n-sustainable-development-goals ECO BOYS AND GIRLS The United Nations SDGs COVER by Maria Snyder Simon Snyder 2ACM is proud to partner with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Youth and ECO BOYS AND GIRLS to share information with young children about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they affect their lives, communities, and the future of the planet.

Through the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program, we will engage young children through programming and direct outreach to build momentum around the new goals and create a movement that will empower communities to produce the most successful sustainable development movement in history.

Visit the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS now to learn more about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

   

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program: Next Steps

EcoBoysandGirlsSDGsProgram

  • Invite children's museums, leaders, and educators to engage through the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program
  • Read and share the e-book, ECO BOYS AND GIRLS® & THE UNITED NATIONS SDGs, that introduces children to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Encourage children's museums to host storytimes or other programming using the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS® & THE UNITED NATIONS SDGs ebook
  • Learn more about the SDSN-Y and the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program from the webinar with representatives from the Sustainable Development Solutions-Youth, ACM, and ECO BOYS AND GIRLS. Watch the recording here or download the slide deck
  • Register with ACM to join the movement! We will distribute materials to help Children's Museums with story times and programming around the 17 goals

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About the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

About Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Youth

SDSN Youth logoSDSN Youth (SDSN-Y) is an initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) working to engage youth globally in the post-2015 agenda. Through education and global cooperation, SDSN-Y encourages young people to prioritize the Sustainable Development Goals by creating a global platform to advocate for change and empowering youth to create sustainable solutions.

About ECO BOYS AND GIRLS

Eco Boys and Girls

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS are five animated characters that promote environmental awareness and interconnectedness. Their mission is to engage children and families around the world to be aware of, involved with, and connected to each other and the earth and to empower them to take ownership of our planet, learn about the environment, and explore creative new ways to live in harmony.

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Dana.Weinstein@childrensmuseums.org (Dana W) About ACM Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:08:56 -0400
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We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our Museums for All registration form. If you are unable to register, please contact brendan.cartwright@childrensmuseums.org with the job listing details. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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Brendan.Cartwright@ChildrensMuseums.org (Brendan Cartwright) About ACM Wed, 08 Jul 2015 20:42:38 -0400
Visit ACM http://www.childrensmuseums.org/visit-acm http://www.childrensmuseums.org/visit-acm Association of Children's Museums

2711 Jefferson Davis Highway • Suite 600 • Arlington, VA 22202-4015
Phone: 703.224.3100 • Fax: 703.224.3099 • Email Us

  • Building entrance is on Clark Street.

Metro Train Transit: We are a 15-minute walk from the Crystal City Station; Blue Line or Yellow Line. Exit left toward Crystal Plaza Shops and follow signs to 23rd Street. From 23rd Street, cross the street onto S. Clark Street. Building will be on your right.

By Bus: The Metrobus 9S Crystal City-Potomac Yard Shuttle runs from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays. The Shuttle runs every six minutes during peak hours (5:30–9:00 am and 3:30–6:00 pm) and every 12 minutes during mid-day and evening hours. The bus stops right outside the Crystal City Metro Train station and the will drop you off right at 2711 Jefferson Davis Highway (pull the cord for the bus to stop immediately after you have passed the 2611 stop).

Parking: Metered parking is available on both Clark Street and Crystal Drive. There is a Park America public parking garage at 28-2900 Crystal Drive, near the Courtyard Marriott. Parking is a $6 flat fee until 6 pm.

Google Map ImageDriving Directions

From the West via I-66:

  • Take I-66 East to Washington D.C.
  • Take Exit 75 and merge onto Jefferson Davis
  • Highway/VA-110 South. Follow signs to Route
  • 1/Alexandria
  • Continue to follow Jefferson Davis Highway.
  • Turn Left at 23rd Street
  • Immediately turn right onto South Clark Street (at the Legal Seafoods restaurant)
  • Building will be on your right.

From the South via 395-North:

  • Merge onto 395 North to Washington
  • Take exit 7A-S. Glebe Road
  • Follow Glebe Road
  • Turn left on US-1
  • Bear right onto Crystal Drive
  • Turn left at 26th Street
  • Turn left S. Clark Street
  • Building will be on your right: 2711 Jefferson Davis Highway (It’s Airport Plaza One).
  • From the North via 395-South:
  • Take 395 South (14th Street Bridge) to Richmond
  • Take Exit 8C to Pentagon City/Crystal City/Alexandria
  • Merge onto Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Turn Left at 23rd Street
  • Immediately turn right onto South Clark Street (at the Legal Seafoods restaurant)
  • Building will be on your right.

From the East via 495/George Washington Parkway:

  • Take 495-West to George Washington Parkway (Exit 43)
  • From the parkway, take the Ronald Reagan National Airport Exit
  • Follow signs to Crystal City/Route 1 North
  • Once on the elevated road/ramp that leads from the airport to Crystal City, take the right exit for
  • Route 1 North (It is after the Crystal Drive exit and before the Rt 1 South exit)
  • At the bottom of the exit ramp, make a right turn onto 23rd Street
  • Make another immediate right onto S. Clark Street. (These two right turns are so close together you are practically making a U-turn.)
  • Follow S. Clark Street for just a minute or two
  • Building will be on your right.
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forrestd@crabtreecompany.com (Forrest) About ACM Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:10:59 -0500
Museums Advocacy Day 2018 http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-advocacy-day-2018 http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-advocacy-day-2018 February 26–27, 2018

Washington, DC

ACM supports Museums Advocacy Day 2018, which is organized by the American Alliance of Museums. Museums Advocacy Day is a powerful, field-wide opportunity to make a unified case to Congress in support of museums. ACM members register to attend free of charge.

  • Monday, February 26 – Training Day  at the Washington Plaza Hotel
  • Tuesday, February 27 – Museums Advocacy Day 2018 on Capitol Hill

More than 380 people visited Congressional offices during Museums Advocacy Day 2017. Will you speak for museums at Museums Advocacy Day 2018? We expect the 2018 event will fill up quickly, so make your plans to attend and register.

Registration Information

Because ACM sponsors Museums Advocacy Day 2018, ACM members register free of charge

Hotel Information

The American Alliance of Museums  has secured a block of rooms at the Washington Plaza Hotel, where Monday programming takes place and a short Metro ride to Tuesday’s Capitol Hill events and congressional meetings.

Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Museums Advocacy Day Rate: $199 per night (plus tax)
Rate available until January 26, 2018 
Reserve your room online or by phone at 202.842.1300 or 800.424.1140 (reference American Alliance of Museums)

Questions?

Contact Jeannette K. Thomas, Senior Director, Development & Advocacy, 703.224.3100, ext. 108

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forrestd@crabtreecompany.com (Forrest) About ACM Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:55:31 -0500
Museums for All Toolkit http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-for-all-toolkit http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-for-all-toolkit Introduction to Museums for All webinar

Please listen (or read the transcript and view the .pdf) to a webinar introducing the Museums for All initiative, with experts from the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Boston Children's Museum, and Zimmer Children's Museum explaining why they chose to participate in Museums for All and how Museums for All works in their institution.

Logo

Please download and review the Logo Usage Guide (.pdf) before using the logos below. 

To download files: PC: right click to download. MAC: Option + click to download.

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Editable Bookmark

Please download and customize these Museums for All bookmarks to distribute to visitors. 

To download files: PC: right click to download. MAC: Option + click to download.

To add your logo: hover over the white area at the top of the bookmark. A tooltip will appear that says 'Click to load your image.' Click in that area and a 'Select Icon' window will appear. Hit the 'Browse' button to navigate to the logo file on your computer. 

Note: Works best if your logo file is a PDF, but JPG and PNG files work too.

Logo Image Only

logo only example
Download: PDF

 

Logo Image and Text Box

logo institution name example
Download: PDF

 

Editable Postcard

Please download and customize these Museums for All postcards to distribute to visitors. 

To download files: PC: right click to download. MAC: Option + click to download.

To add your logo: hover over the white area at the top of the bookmark. A tooltip will appear that says 'Click to load your image.' Click in that area and a 'Select Icon' window will appear. Hit the 'Browse' button to navigate to the logo file on your computer. 

Note: Works best if your logo file is a PDF, but JPG and PNG files work too.

Logo Image Only

Postcard LogoOnly
Download: PDF

 

Logo Image and Text Box

Postcard InstitutionName
Download: PDF

 
Press Release

Please download this press release (.pdf).  It can be customized with your museum's information to announce your participation in Museums for All, or serve as a guide for your own press release.
To download files: PC: right click to download. MAC: Option + click to download.

Museums for All Training Recommendations

Please download these training recommendations (.pdf) for visitor services staff.
To download files: PC: right click to download. MAC: Option + click to download.

Examples of State EBT Cards

Please download these images of all 50 state EBT cards (.pdf) for reference use.  Each state administers its own EBT program, and the names for these programs can differ by state as well.  ***NOTE*** Card images are subject to change.
To download files: PC: right click to download. MAC: Option + click to download.

Questions?

Contact Brendan Cartwright, Project Manager, Special Initiatives, at 703.224.3100 ext. 110.

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forrestd@crabtreecompany.com (Forrest) About ACM Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:08:45 -0500
Guía práctica de Museums for All http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-for-all-spanish http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-for-all-spanish Webinario de Presentación de Museums for All

Por favor escuche (o lea la transcripción mirando el .pdf) un webinario de presentación sobre la iniciativa de Museums for All, con expertos del Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (Museo para Niños de Pittsburgh), del Boston Children’s Museum (Museo para Niños de Boston), y del Zimmer Children’s Museum (Museo Zimmer para Niños) que explican por qué eligieron participar en la iniciativa Museos para Todos y cómo funciona esta iniciativa en su institución.

Logo

Por favor, descargue y revise la Guía de Uso del Logo (.pdf) antes de utilizar los logotipos que se muestran a continuación. 

Para descargar archivos: PC: haga clic derecho para descargar. MAC: Opción + clic para descargar.

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Descargar: PDF | JPG | PNG Descargar: PDF | JPG | PNG

 

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Marcador de libro editable

Por favor, descargue y personalice estos marcadores de libros de Museos para Todos para obsequiar a sus visitantes.

Para descargar archivos: PC: haga clic derecho para descargar. MAC: Opción + clic para descargar.

Para añadir su logotipo: coloque el cursor sobre el área blanca existente en la parte superior del marcador. Aparecerá una herramienta de ayuda con el texto: “Click to load your image” (“Haga clic para cargar su imagen"). Haga clic en esa zona y aparecerá una ventana “Select Icon” (“Seleccionar icono”). Pulse el botón “Browse” (“Navegar”) para navegar hasta localizar el archivo del logotipo en su equipo.

Nota: Funciona mejor si el archivo de su logotipo está en formato PDF, pero los archivos en formato JPG y PNG también funcionan.

Para incorporar sólo la imagen de su logotipo:

logo only example Spanish
Descargar: PDF

 

Para incorporar la imagen de su logotipo y un cuadro de texto:

logo institution name example Spanish NEW
Descargar: PDF

 

Postal editable

Por favor, descargue y personalice estas postales de Museums for All para obsequiar a los visitantes.

Para descargar archivos: PC: haga clic derecho para descargar. MAC: Opción + clic para descargar.

Para añadir su logotipo: coloque el cursor sobre el área blanca existente en la parte superior del marcador. Aparecerá una herramienta de ayuda con el texto: “Click to load your image” (“Haga clic para cargar su imagen"). Haga clic en esa zona y aparecerá una ventana “Select Icon” (“Seleccionar icono”). Pulse el botón “Browse” (“Navegar”) para navegar hasta localizar el archivo del logotipo en su equipo.

Nota: Funciona mejor si el archivo de su logotipo está en formato PDF, pero los archivos en formato JPG y PNG también funcionan.

Para incorporar sólo la imagen de su logotipo:

Postcard Spanish LogoOnly
Descargar: PDF

 

Para incorporar la imagen de su logotipo y un cuadro de texto:

Postcard Spanish InstitutionName
Descargar: PDF


Comunicado de Prensa

Por favor, descargue este comunicado de prensa (.pdf).  Puede personalizarlo con la información de su museo para anunciar su participación en Museos para Todos, o puede usarlo como guía para su propio comunicado de prensa.
Para descargar archivos: PC: haga clic derecho para descargar. MAC: Opción + clic para descargar.

Recomendaciones de formación de Museos para Todos

Por favor, descargue estas recomendaciones de formación (.pdf) para el personal de servicios a los visitantes.
Para descargar archivos: PC: haga clic derecho para descargar. MAC: Opción + clic para descargar.

Ejemplos de tarjetas EBT estatales

Por favor, descargue las imágenes de todas las tarjetas EBT de los 50 estados (.pdf) para usarlas como referencia. Cada estado administra su propio programa de EBT, y los nombres de estos programas pueden variar según el estado.  *** NOTA *** Las imágenes de las tarjetas pueden ser objeto de cambios.
Para descargar archivos: PC: haga clic derecho para descargar. MAC: Opción + clic para descargar.

¿Desea hacernos alguna pregunta?

Póngase en contacto con Brendan Cartwright, Gestor de Proyectos, Iniciativas Especiales, al 703.224.3100 ext. 110.

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forrestd@crabtreecompany.com (Forrest) About ACM Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:08:45 -0500
Participating Museums http://www.childrensmuseums.org/participating-museums http://www.childrensmuseums.org/participating-museums museums for all logo

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forrestd@crabtreecompany.com (Forrest) About ACM Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:08:07 -0500
Museums for All FAQs http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-for-all-faqs http://www.childrensmuseums.org/museums-for-all-faqs museums for all logoWhat does Museums for All participation entail?

Participation in Museums for All requires participating museums to offer greatly reduced general admission to individuals and families receiving food assistance, identified by showing an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Admission fees can range from free to up to $3.00 per individual. Participating museums are expected to adhere to the following minimum requirements:

  • Offer individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 (USD) to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.
  • Museums for All admission rates must be offered for up to four individuals per EBT card. This admission rate must be available during all normal operating hours.
  • Clearly publicize participation in Museums for All by posting information about access on their websites and other collateral.
  • Use the approved Museums for All PR toolkit resources for branding of the program in all communications.
  • Train sales and front line staff appropriately to ensure good customer service to individuals and families seeking to take advantage of the Museums for All program.
  • Regularly report the number of visitors who utilize Museums for All admission.

Is there a fee to participate in Museums for All?

No. There is no cost to enroll in Museums for All. You just need to register your museum and adhere to the minimum guidelines listed above.

What if my museum already offers membership or other benefits to families receiving food assistance? Can we still participate?

If your museum offers benefits above and beyond the minimum benefits outlined above, such as free memberships, you may still participate in Museums for All. Requirements for communications, appropriate use of PR toolkit materials and branding, and staff training still apply.

My museum offers other programming, such as free nights and community-based programming. Does this qualify my museum to participate in Museums for All?

No. Museums for All is intended to encourage museums to offer free to $3.00 standing general admission rates to individuals and families receiving food assistance. Special-hours programming and other outreach do not meet the requirements for designation as a Museums for All participant, however we hope that this type of programming will encourage addition of Museums for All admission rates to your institution!

Are there any reporting obligations for participation?

Participating Museums for All institutions will be asked to report usage on a quarterly basis.

Who is eligible for free or discounted museum admission through Museums for All?

Participating museums must extend the Museums for All rate to any bearer of a state-issued EBT card with valid photo ID and up to three additional individuals. Participating museums may extend the rate to larger groups at their discretion.

Do patrons use the EBT card as payment?

No. The EBT cards are simply used by their bearers as identification, showing that they are elegible for the Museums for All admission rate. They must use a method your museum accepts to pay (e.g. cash, credit card, check, etc.).

Are patrons with EBT cards from other states eligible for this rate?

Yes. Museums for All aims to increase museum accessibility for everyone. Bear in mind that each state’s EBT card looks different.

Is free or reduced entry to special, fee-based exhibits required?

No, entry to museum experiences that are treated as “upcharges” (e.g., IMAX movies, special exhibitions, etc.) is not required. However, museums wishing to include admission to these activities as a part of their implementation of Museums for All are welcome to do so.

Is Museums for All participation required for ACM members? Will it affect my museum’s ability to receive a grant from IMLS?

No. Although ACM encourages its members to provide accessibilty offers, Museums for All is a voluntary program. It is not a requirement for membership in ACM. Nor is it a determining factor in IMLS’s granting decisions. IMLS believes that museum experiences should be available to everyone and that is why they are working with ACM to develop Museums for All. Participation in Museums for All can open avenues for new partnerships and fundraising opportunities within your community, however.

Questions?

Contact Brendan Cartwright, Project Manager, Special Initiatives, at 703.224.3100 ext. 110.

 

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forrestd@crabtreecompany.com (Forrest) About ACM Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:06:20 -0500
Let's Move! Museums & Gardens http://www.childrensmuseums.org/let-s-move-museums-gardens http://www.childrensmuseums.org/let-s-move-museums-gardens Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s national initiative, Let's Move!, to end the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

ACM has worked with White House representatives, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and its association partners so that children’s museums and all museums, zoos, public gardens, historic sites and science and technology centers have the opportunity to be recognized for their work to support healthy lifestyles for children and families.

Museums and gardens are core, trusted community institutions and have the capacity to influence real and sustained behavior change. Children’s museums’ exhibits, programs, outreach and services that help kids play and learn to be active and eat nutritious foods in the right amounts can make a difference.

This initiative is intended to capture what is happening in museums and gardens and also to encourage new activity. Children’s museums can share exhibit, programming, outreach and service information in the Healthy Happenings section of the Good to Grow! Web site.

Become a Let’s Move! Museum

Institutions are encouraged to take actions across all four priorities! To become a Let’s Move! Museum or a Let’s Move! Garden, all institutions must select at least one of the first two priorities. Those institutions serving food should also select at least one of the second two priorities. Visit the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens website and join the initiative.

The four priorities:

  • Eat healthy, get active exhibits.
  • Learning about healthy food choices and physical activity through afterschool, summer and other programs.
  • Healthy food service.
  • Learning about healthy food choices and physical activity using food service operation.

Multiple resources:

Recognition Opportunities for Let’s Move! Museums

If you're listed on the IMLS Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens website as a confirmed Let’s Move! Museum...Congratulations!

You may be wondering, what’s next?

Like the Let’s Move! Facebook page. And be sure you’ve liked the ACM Facebook and the Institute of Museum and Library Services Facebook pages!

Post a note on Your Museum’s Facebook page. The Facebook note feature will allow you to include a 150-word description about your museum’s healthy eating and healthy exercise programs, policies or exhibits—and attach photos. Add tags for: 1) your museum, 2) the Association of Children’s Museums, 3) Let's Move! and the 4) Institute of Museum and Library Services!

Let's Move! Museums & Gardens Goals

Overarching Participation Goal: In one year, 2,000 museums and gardens will be Let’s Move! Museums or Let’s Move! Gardens.

Project Goals

  • Goal 1: In one year, 200 million Americans will visit Let’s Move! Museums and/or Let’s Move! Gardens and learn through interactive experiences.
  • Goal 2: In one year, twenty million young people will participate in a Let’s Move! Museum or Let’s Move! Garden education program.
  • Goal 3: In one year, 90 percent of Let’s Move! Museums and Let’s Move! Gardens that offer food service will already offer healthy choices or will have changed their menu to offer healthy options.
  • Goal 4: In one year, 90 percent of Let’s Move! Museums and Let’s Move! Gardens that offer food service will incorporate interpretation about healthy food choices.
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forrestd@crabtreecompany.com (Forrest) About ACM Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:37:15 -0500