How does a hands-on, educational makerspace respond to a global pandemic? KID Museum has leaned into what we know best — how to innovate, problem-solve, and persevere — to help those who need it most.
As we practice physical-distancing, we are exploring new ways to serve our community and keep kids and families connected and learning. By letting our values guide the way, we are modeling for kids how to be curious, creative, and compassionate problem-solvers.
Here are some highlights of how we’ve pivoted in response to the current crisis:
- We’ve quickly rolled out a full suite of engaging and high-impact virtual programs, from do-it-yourself projects for kids and families to real-time sessions led by our educators that help kids develop new skills and take on maker challenges at home.
- We’re partnering with schools and teachers to help distance learning come alive for students — and combat the staggering learning loss resulting from school closures.
- We’ve deployed all of our 3D printers and are coordinating a community-wide effort to make PPE for our vulnerable neighbors and health-care providers, with hundreds of face shields and masks produced to date.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve watched our community rally to meet unprecedented circumstances. It is inspiring to see children and adults devise solutions to keep their neighbors safe, well fed, and hopeful. These people are all making a difference, and we are proud to be among them.
As we look ahead to summer and the next school year, our students need us now more than ever to deliver high-impact, creative learning experiences that will support their continued growth and development. That’s why we’ve launched the #DifferenceMaker campaign, which will help us bring our educational programs to scale and set our kids up for an even brighter future.
We’re inviting everyone to join us and be a #DifferenceMaker. Learn more here.