Will Pittsburgh have the Largest Cultural Campus for Children in the U.S.?
Why I’m Supporting Museum Lab
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is already known for giving children in our region a space to practice art, motor skills, tech, kindness and more. Lady O is a huge fan and visits monthly (see slideshow below)! But what happens when the little ones get bigger? Is there any place that can offer the state-of-the-art, evidenced-based installations and exhibitions for older kids? There will be now.
Picture a Carnegie Library building from 1890 (originally designed by the same architect who did the Library of Congress) reclaimed and repurposed. Partnerships with Google, CMU, Pitt and more - to create a place for workshops, skill building, exploration, and fun.
Older kids can build new technology and friendships, and education professionals are going to literally study what’s happening to apply best practices from the classroom to the museum and vice versa. It’s ambitious. It’s outrageously cool. And it’s almost here.
We Can Support Museum-Lab Together
It’s not often that we get the chance to be a part of something this big as it gets started. I imagine it must have been like what it felt like when they were just stocking the book shelves of the library so long ago. If this sounds exciting to you, please join me in helping to raise funds for Museum-Lab and pretend you’re donating one book to that shelf.
“Largest cultural campus for children in the nation” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? This is another way to build the city we want to live in, that’s equitable, effective, and exciting. Thank you again for considering a donation to Museum Lab on my personal fundraiser page.