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
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
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.
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
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