The Children’s Museum of Virginia is just about finished with its long and full renovation and expansion to their site in Olde Towne Portsmouth. When you come to the VAM Conference in March you can take a “sneak peek” and see what we are so very excited about. For instance our new education space on the second floor, “Imagination Classroom,” is just what the educators on the staff have been waiting for.
To assist them in their efforts to help visitors learn and understand science in the world, the education staff is very pleased to have a dedicated space devoted to educational programming. Primarily the room will be used for class visits and field trips and is also well suited for a variety of activities including Family Fun Days and other special events.
Coupled with strong pre and post visit materials for their classroom at school it is our desire that we become a strong contributor to the classroom instruction experience.
The picture (below) shows the size and general layout of the room. Furniture and equipment will be added before we open and our education staff is eager to get started. Be sure to take the tour on Monday evening and imagine the possibilities with us!
* Editor's note: Read our conference update and find out more about sessions for educators at the conference!
Christyne Matyseck, Museum Educator
Al Schweizer, Site Manager
Children's Museum of Virginia