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Museum Ditches Sodas, French Fries, and Hot Dogs

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
June 1, 2016

The beautifully transformed cafe, FoodShed, is now aligned with the museum's strategic commitment, Childhood Obesity Prevention, and healthy eating and active living goals. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion

Partnerships Helped Museum Go Green

The Mercury News
June 30, 2016

Thanks to a donation from SunPower and Clean Solar and a partnership with the San Jose Conservation Corps, the museum is a lot greener. Ninety solar panels were installed on the roof of the museum's exhibit fabrication shop, helping to offset electricity costs and setting the stage for future education programs for visitors. Read More

Environmental Stewardship, Partnerships & Resource Development, Science Learning

Purple is the New Green

June 29, 2016

Purple is the new green at the museum. A three-way partnership with SunPower, Clean Solar and the San Jose Conservation Corps is helping offset the museum's power usage through green energy. Ninety panels on the museum's exhibit fabrication shop are helping the museum go green and paving the way for future education programs. Read More

Environmental Stewardship, Partnerships & Resource Development, Science Learning

Civil Rights Icon Receives Legacy Award

ABC News
May 20, 2016

Civil Rights icon Ruby Bridges better known by school children as their anti-bullying hero received the Legacy for Children Award 2016. Bridges was one of the first black children to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960. Her book, "Through My Eyes" is widely read in schools across the country for its anti-bullying message that resonates with youth. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges to Receive Legacy Award

The Mercury News
May 18, 2016

Ruby Bridges broke barriers as one of the first African-American children to integrate an all-white school in 1960. For schoolchildren across the country, she's a brave, anti-bullying hero. For this reason, she was selected as the 2016 Legacy for Children Award honoree for her continued work toward social and racial justice. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Student Nominates Ruby Bridges for Legacy Award

Silicon Valley Community Newspapers
May 17, 2016

Eighth-grader Kiana Martin nominated civil rights icon Ruby Bridges for this year's Legacy Award for Children. She'll also have the honor of interviewing Bridges onstage at the fundraising gala on May 20, 2016. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Civil Rights Icon Honored as Anti-bullying Hero

KBLX Cares
May 1, 2016

Ruby Bridges walked into history as the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in News Orleans in 1960. She's continued to make history fighting against bullying and teaching cultural understanding, respect, and tolerance to youth across the country. This week she'll accept the Legacy for Children Award 2016. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Cafe Now Aligned with Mission and Obesity Prevention Initiative

The Mercury News
March 6, 2016

FoodShed, the beautifully re-imagined cafe, is the latest education space to open at the museum. The new eatery offers fresh, wholesome and delicious food that supports the museum's healthy eating and active living goals and also serves as an education space for related programs. Read More

Health Promotion

Educating and Entertaining for 25 Years

The Mercury News
July 8, 2015

The purple museum takes a look back at how it all began 25 years ago with two passionate moms and one big idea. Read More

General Museum

Looking Forward with a Nod to the Past 25 Years

The Mercury News
June 20, 2015

The museum's goal 25 years ago of acquainting kids to the world around them hasn't wavered. This guiding principle has helped the venerable institution remain vital to all children and families in the community. The playful purple museum celebrates 25 years with an eye toward the future that includes an outdoor expansion. Read More

General Museum

It’s a Purple Birthday Bash Celebration

Metro News
June 3, 2015

The playful purple museum celebrated its 25th birthday in style with free admission, a giant birthday cake (non-edible) for visitors to decorate, and performances by Grammy-award winning PapaHugs. Read More

General Museum

Free Admission Provided by Google

The Mercury News
June 3, 2015

Thanks to Google, Inc., anyone wishing to visit the museum on June 6, 2015 got in free to help celebrate 25 years of fun and learning. Read More

General Museum