Children's Museum

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The Kindness Gallery

A new exhibit about kindness and empathy is moving into the former Attic space!

Try these new activities promoting social-emotional learning:

  • Use text and emojis to send messages to a friend or loved one via a Teletype Machine.
  • Write a message of kindness, run it through the Token Press and give it to someone.
  • Be inspired by the songs of Mister Rogers and Daniel Tiger on the Strategy Song Record Player.
  • Create a virtual care package in the Care Package Factory and send it on a conveyer belt.
  • Receive and share words of support in an Encouraging Words Rolodex - add your own messages to inspire others.
  • Visit the Take a Compliment Wall to take a kind word with you as a reminder of how words can make a difference in our interactions with one another.  

Visitor favorite Virtual Puppets will be refreshed, and the Gravity Room will be updated with new elements, including a lookout deck and new slide. 

Design Matters

  • Nooks tucked under each set of stairs, one of which is wheelchair accessible, provide quiet sensory areas.
  • Varying typography, including a multi-lingual welcome sign, signify the different voices of humanity and convey that words, and what we say, matters.
  • Movable seating allows caregivers to rest while still being close enough to participate in activities.
  • A joyful, jewel-tone color scheme shows how kindness radiates outward. 

The Kindness Gallery was made possible by generous support from The Benter Foundation and Senator Wayne Fontana.