Most museums around the world were forced to shut their doors in March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. When people needed more than ever spaces to create, learn, and imagine, museums adapted to new ways of reaching audiences including using technology.
As museums now welcome back guests to their buildings, it is the perfect time to ask what is inside museums that makes them such unique places, and why are they important in our communities?
During May and early June, Guess & Go Story Time stories will celebrate museums from the past and present, and think about what museums in the future might look like. We will explore the different jobs and careers that people have in museums.
Maybe someday someone listening now to story time might decide they want to work in a museum!
Visit the MHHM Facebook Live to listen to our first two stories about museums: The Museum by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds and A Day at the Museum by Florence Ducatteau and Chantal Peten.
Learn why visiting museums benefits children: https://www.arts.gov/stories/blog/2014/importance-taking-children-museums
Age / Level: 1, Primary, Elementary