Welcome back to ECM! We missed you during our closure in September. We are open again with expanded hours (Monday and Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) We hope to see you and your little ones at the museum soon!
Our mission has always been and continues to be to stimulate curiosity and cultivate learning at the age of wonder. We are executing on it this fall with the opening of five brand new exhibits. Each of them hold different experiences and opportunities for joyful learning and family bonding. We are so proud of the new exhibits and grateful to our donors.
Hawthorne Animal Hospital
Anderson Hospital Nursery
Friends of Leclaire School Room
2018 promises to be a year of growth. Stay tuned for more new programs, exhibits, and activities!
Dr. Abby Schwent, Director
We are quickly approaching our fourth annual fundraising event. This years event is set to go above and beyond any previous year. We have several new things planned, along with several things we are keeping hold of. This year, we have complete online registration and the ability to view auction items prior to the event. To view the online portal, simply follow this link: http://bit.ly/ECMANightAtTheRaces
On Saturday – May 14, 2016 the Edwardsville Children’s Museum will present ‘A Night at the Races’ at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, IL. An evening full of fun, entertainment, and fundraising to benefit the Edwardsville Children’s Museum.
The doors will open at 5:30 pm with a red carpet entrance! As our guest for the evening – you will be able to bid on our many silent auction items, play heads or tails, participate in raffles, be a part of our live auction, and of course bet on horse races!
Dinner will consist of delectable stations, drinks will be served from an open bar, and we will dance the night away!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on sponsorship levels, becoming a donor, or how you can help.
As you have seen the Edwardsville Children’s Museum has been undergoing extensive rebranding and reviatlizing in order to make the museum a better place for all to enjoy. We have come to realize in order to do this effectively, we need to close our doors and get to work behind the scenes. Effective January 8, 2015 the Edwardsville Children’s Museum will be closed until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we think you will be happy with the end result! Watch us on Facebook for updates and to ask any questions.
There has been a lot going on here at The Children’s Museum! Work is currently underway on several new exhibits! This fall we will unveil a Recycling Center, Miniature Fitness Studio, Dairy Queen Ice Cream Parlor, and a Florist!
Our new Recycling Center, sponsored by Highland Recycling, will feature activities that teach children about what items can be recycled and what happens to those items once they leave the recycling bin!
The Edwardsville YMCA has sponsored a mini YMCA Fitness Studio! This exhibit will feature all things active; from balls and bean bags to hula hoops and a dance component complete with a ballet bar!
We are so excited about our new ice cream parlor sponsored by Dairy Queen of Edwardsville! In this exhibit, children can serve up some delicious ice cream treats!
Vine Florist has sponsored a new Florist exhibit! We can’t wait for the little ones to be able to design beautiful arrangements and learn all about colors and palettes!
Pardon our dust while we improve our museum! Come check out our new exhibits soon!
The children’s museum is gearing up for fall with a line up full of engaging, fun, educational classes and programs and special events for families! We are also very excited about all of our new exhibits! Come check us out!
We have made big strides the last three months in reaching our goal to #SaveOurMuseum! Thank you all for your continued support! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Is your business interested in helping #SaveOurMuseum? A great fundraiser is Jeans Day in the office! Please contact the Museum to find out more information.
The Edge Bank in Edwardsville and the Girl Scouts of Southern IL have participated in the program and it has been great for everyone involved! The Museum was able to raise more than $180!
Thank you for your support!
The Children’s Museum will be forced to close its doors in less than three months due to lack of funding.
A great video by some SIUE students about The Children’s Museum!
Check out some images of our new Science Room, brought to us by the Employee Community Fund of Boeing!
See the inner workings of electricity in your home, play with the shadow box to see why shadows are the way they are, build a building and see if it stands up to an earthquake, and explore the habitat of squirrels and birds!
We are open Tuesday starting at 10 a.m.!