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Chain Reaction, Domino Topple Record Broken

April 14, 2017

As part of Question Quest week and the museum's strategic commitment to Science Learning, visitors witnessed the Flashdomino team break a California record toppling 25,000 dominoes and more than 300 chain reaction steps. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, General Museum, Science Learning

Nothing ‘Dhol’ About Diwali Festival

The Mercury News
October 5, 2016

The Diwali Festival is part of the museum's ongoing Cultural Celebration series and Inclusion and Cultural Competence strategic commitment. These unifying events offer families and children opportunities to learn cultural traditions and customs of friends, family and neighbors in one of the most diverse regions in the country. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

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

Popular Children’s Museum Heading Outdoors

NBC Bay Area 11
November 16, 2016

More than 100 first graders tossed seeds into the bare ground in preparation for the construction of Bill's Backyard: Bridge to Nature. This new space will connect kids to nature for fun and learning with a lookout tower, fort building area, a dig pit, a tree climbing structure linked with a suspension bridge and much more. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Environmental Stewardship, Exhibition Development, Science Learning

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