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Diversity, Inclusion and a Museum for a Classroom: Miami Children’s Museum Brings Learning to Life (Even Virtually!)

by Natalie Williams
March/April 2021
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Every teacher, family and child has one true desire: to be welcomed into public spaces created with them in mind. A place where they can see themselves. A place that allows limitless possibilities and opportunities wrapped in feelings of safety and security. A place that is dedicated to representing and truly serving the culture and people of its community.

Here at Miami Children’s Museum, we pride ourselves in our program’s diversity and inclusion. Since our founding in 1983, and relocating to Watson Island in 2003, the Miami Children’s Museum has been a public space and staple in the Miami Dade County community. This museum is much more than a museum—it is a community institution. Members and visitors from across the world come to play, learn, imagine and create. We believe that play is a vehicle for exploring and learning, developing new skills, and connecting with others. Play-filled experiences capture and enrich the spirit. Our unique approach to development is very simple: play is an important part of healthy development and guides the museum’s educational professionals to build programs, experiences and curriculum that allow children and families to interact in hands-on, innovative ways. ...

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