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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 6th got in free to help celebrate 25 years of fun and learning. Read More

General Museum

Kaiser Supports Museum’s Obesity Prevention Initiative

Silicon Valley/San Jose Chamber of Commerce
November 1, 2011

Kaiser Permanente, a longtime partner, continues to support the museum's Obesity Prevention initiative with funding for programs that improve nutrition and fight childhood obesity. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion