Children’s Museum has home

Published 12:12 am Tuesday, March 2, 2010

After wandering through venues for one year, the Selma Children’s Museum finally has a home.

Previously referred to as a museum without a roof, LaFawnda Watson thought to stop in 816 Selma Ave. one day and see if the building had any available space for her traveling museum.

It did.

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The museum now fills suite 10 of the building, but Watson is already looking to expand to the other rooms of the floor when space becomes available.

“Right now this is our home base,” Watson said. “We’ll plan to use this as a stepping stone until we move onto something else.”

The hands-on approach of the museum fosters experiential learning.

“Sometimes children don’t get it when they’re writing it down and the teacher is writing on the board,” Watson said. “The mission of the museum is to introduce children to different things to enrich their imaginations.”

Children are introduced to topics such as telling time, measuring, baking and dinosaurs.

Prior to the location on Selma Avenue, Watson traveled with the exhibits to both YMCAs and schools.

Although she will still travel with some exhibits, groups will be invited to visit the museum.

Watson will change out exhibits at the museum every two to three months, and traveling exhibits will differ from exhibits at the museum.

The Children’s Museum costs $2.50 per child and $3.50 per adult, $3 per chaperone and teachers are free.

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Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday.