During a visit to San Francisco last week we stopped in at the Children’s Creativity Museum. It’s conveniently located downtown and you can’t miss the carousel located on the corner.
We took a quick tour of the museum and everyone we met was very helpful in explaining what programs they work on and what types of activities are available.
According to their website, “The Children’s Creativity Museum is an interactive art and technology museum for kids. Our mission is to nurture the 3C’s of 21st-century skills – Creativity, Collaboration and Communication – in all youth and families. We believe that the ability to think critically, collaborate broadly, communicate effectively and generate and prototype multiple solutions, is the core of a 21st-century education.
We envision a world where creativity, collaboration and communication inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. We believe that the success of the next generation will hinge not only on what they know, but also on their ability to think and act creatively as global citizens.”
There were plenty of wide open spaces for the little ones to run around and explore but this museum really shines when it comes to their integration of tech. From clay animation, to iPad controlled games and apps, they had it covered. They also had graphic design programs that allow children to animate their own characters and a few studios with green screens so children could play out their rock and roll dreams.
If you’ve got a few hours to spend in downtown SF we recommend a visit to the Children’s Creativity Museum.