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The mission of
Providence Children’s Museum
 is to inspire learning through
  active play and exploration.
2009 was a year of …
Tremendous growth
Innovative ideas sprouting and blossoming
Reaching out to cultivate new community
c...
We served
 167,264 total
visitors in 2009
– a new record
 by 16 percent!
Thirty-six
 percent of all
Museum visitors
  – more than
60,000 people –
were admitted at
   no charge.
Forty percent of the $1.7 million
operating budget went to providing
services to low-income children and
          familie...
Families Together
 served 169 families
  in need of positive
    shared play and
learning experiences.
$210,000 grant from the Economic Recovery Act –
expanded our AmeriCorps team and outreach to after-
  school and summer pr...
We burned our
 mortgage!
“I have watched
   the Museum
expand beautifully.
    Great job!”

   – Museum visitor
Won several
 publication awards
    from the New
  England Museum
     Association,
including first place
   for our websi...
Hosted five screenings and discussions of the
documentary film “Where Do the Children Play?”
           with community par...
Launched “PlayWatch,”
a community discussion listserv
 about the importance of play
“I love the way the
 Museum has taken
up this major issue!”
   – PlayWatch listserv
        subscriber
We won the inaugural
 Leaders in Innovation Award from the
   New England Museum Association
for our advocacy about the im...
“Play takes time.
 The longer they’re
here, the more they
   get out of it.”   “I learned again
                    about ...
“Somehow you know
what kids of all ages
 love and provide a
wonderful outlet for
     creativity.”

   – Museum visitor
“Thanks for making
it easy to be a good
       mom.”
   – Museum visitor
“This is the best children's
 museum I have ever seen because
   it is a true PLAY museum.”
– Dr. Elizabeth Goodenough, sc...
“This place is
    very
 important.”

– Museum visitor
Providence Children’s Museum
        100 South Street
      Providence, RI 02903
         (401) 273-5437
     www.children...
2009 Annual Meeting Slideshow | Providence Children's Museum
2009 Annual Meeting Slideshow | Providence Children's Museum
2009 Annual Meeting Slideshow | Providence Children's Museum
2009 Annual Meeting Slideshow | Providence Children's Museum
2009 Annual Meeting Slideshow | Providence Children's Museum
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2009 was a great year for Providence Children's Museum! Take a quick look at our biggest accomplishments and some photos of kids at play last year.

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  1. 1. The mission of Providence Children’s Museum is to inspire learning through active play and exploration.
  2. 2. 2009 was a year of … Tremendous growth Innovative ideas sprouting and blossoming Reaching out to cultivate new community connections and partnerships While continuing to nurture kids and families And staying true to the Museum’s roots
  3. 3. We served 167,264 total visitors in 2009 – a new record by 16 percent!
  4. 4. Thirty-six percent of all Museum visitors – more than 60,000 people – were admitted at no charge.
  5. 5. Forty percent of the $1.7 million operating budget went to providing services to low-income children and families in need.
  6. 6. Families Together served 169 families in need of positive shared play and learning experiences.
  7. 7. $210,000 grant from the Economic Recovery Act – expanded our AmeriCorps team and outreach to after- school and summer programs at new partner sites
  8. 8. We burned our mortgage!
  9. 9. “I have watched the Museum expand beautifully. Great job!” – Museum visitor
  10. 10. Won several publication awards from the New England Museum Association, including first place for our website
  11. 11. Hosted five screenings and discussions of the documentary film “Where Do the Children Play?” with community partners
  12. 12. Launched “PlayWatch,” a community discussion listserv about the importance of play
  13. 13. “I love the way the Museum has taken up this major issue!” – PlayWatch listserv subscriber
  14. 14. We won the inaugural Leaders in Innovation Award from the New England Museum Association for our advocacy about the importance of children’s unstructured play.
  15. 15. “Play takes time. The longer they’re here, the more they get out of it.” “I learned again about the value of play and restricted TV time.” – Museum visitors on play
  16. 16. “Somehow you know what kids of all ages love and provide a wonderful outlet for creativity.” – Museum visitor
  17. 17. “Thanks for making it easy to be a good mom.” – Museum visitor
  18. 18. “This is the best children's museum I have ever seen because it is a true PLAY museum.” – Dr. Elizabeth Goodenough, scholar, author and activist in children's studies
  19. 19. “This place is very important.” – Museum visitor
  20. 20. Providence Children’s Museum 100 South Street Providence, RI 02903 (401) 273-5437 www.childrenmuseum.org Come play, come learn!
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