InterActivity 2017

Fun is Serious Business

May 2–5
Hosted by Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena, CA

In the world of children's museums, we talk a lot about learning outcomes, opportunities to reach audiences, strategies for earned revenue and contributions, community building, and how best to serve children and families. The list goes on with all the things we strive for and focus on to keep our institutions active, healthy, and relevant. And we are a dedicated bunch; there is not one children's museum professional out there who has not gone the extra mile for their institution on a regular basis. It is a wonderful thing to be committed to the work we do to ensure the best for the children and families in our communities, and it is hard to take a step back sometimes.

But what about the fun? No one would come through our doors if we were not providing fun experiences for our audiences. And while it is easy to talk about fun, it can sometimes take a back seat to other seemingly more important matters like budget and mission. ACM and Kidspace Children's Museum invite you all to bring the serious business of fun to the forefront of your thoughts for InterActivity 2017: Fun is Serious Business in Southern California. In the words of Dr. Seuss, "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Children's museums probably know how to have fun better than just about anyone, so join us in May 2017 as we connect with each other, share ideas, and experience for yourself how much fun there is in the work we do!