EVERY CHILD IS AN EXPLORER
The story of Adventure! Children's Museum begins with local parents who imagined a children's museum where all children could play, learn, create, and adventure in their own community!
In 2015 we formed our nonprofit and began functioning as a mobile museum, traveling around Lane County to fairs, festivals, and events with our mini exhibits and activities. Since March 2017, we've operated a community-built, imaginative, brick-and-mortar museum in the Valley River Center! We'll need your help to keep this community museum vital and thriving as we recover from our year-long Covid 19 closure and plan for a second expansion.
There are lots of opportunities to help make A!CM a permanent home for our community's kids & families to create stories and adventures. We have open board positions, an active volunteer corps, and your skills can help ensure this museum keeps growing as an amazing adventure.
To help kids grow as artists, explorers, and innovators by providing an environment dedicated to the spirit of adventure and discovery.
JOIN US ON OUR EXPEDITION!
We inspire kids of all ages, but are especially well-loved by kids in preschool and elementary school! At Adventure! we know how kids thrive when the people they admire participate in their play. That's why we encourage older siblings and caregivers to play too!
Caregivers can also volunteer with their children. We have lots of opportunities for volunteers of all ages to pitch in!
WHY ADVENTURE! MATTERS
Not every child has the opportunity to travel to far off destinations early in life, but every child deserves to dream and discover. We are excited to bring these opportunities to children in our community, let them view new landscapes, explore world cultures, build with their own hands, and write their own stories. For kids, play is learning! We hope they learn confidence, catch sparks of imagination, and find what they love.
In addition to providing opportunities to play and learn, we also provide space for support/play groups, we offer respite for families and caregivers, and we enjoy being a part of childhood milestones.
Diversity and Inclusion
A!CM’s founders, board, and staff are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that is led by empathy. We respect and nurture curiosity, play, and education without exclusion. Visitors, staff, board members, and volunteers are all welcome regardless of nation of origin, race, ethnicity, citizenship status, economic condition, gender identity, ability, language, or religion.
We hope that, through our exhibits, programs, and outreach, we can play a part in engaging children and their families in the rich diversity that surrounds us, always with an eye on building a more open-hearted world.
We also endorse the Association of Children's Museum's policies of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, found here: https://childrensmuseums.org/our-commitment/