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Kids just LOVE to play, so why not take them to a place where they can learn as they play, explore, and discover!

Welcome to the Kearney Area Children’s Museum!

Kearney Area Children’s Museum is a fun children’s museum that will engage kids and their families through the innovative exhibits, educational programs and special events – sounds fun!

The museum itself features over 20 interactive exhibits, each one teaching kids something different, unique and invaluable! Creative kids can express themselves in the art studio, or those future scientists can see why science really is so fun in the science center.

Choo Choo – maybe you want to hang out in the train depot for a while, or just spend some time deciding what to cook in your new restaurant in the grocery store.

Brave kids can take on the fire station, or learn about the environment in the agriculture area. The best thing about the Kearney Area Children’s Museum, is that kids can learn and explore at their own pace. They can also get as involved as they like! The exhibits are there to pull, build, touch, push, pull and play with.

It’s a museum with a difference!

So why not spend your next family day out, well, playing! Parents – you will love watching your kids learn and discover new things, and kids will just be doing what they do best – being a kid!

Kearney Area Childrens Museum Starts 2022 With New Executive Director

KEARNEY, Neb. – Theres a new executive director for the Kearney Area Childrens Museum.

Brown is an experienced nonprofit manager with a demonstrated commitment to investing in children and families.

For the past 18 years, Janell has served in various leadership roles for the YMCA, most recently as Executive Director of the Don Sjogren Community YMCA in Holdrege, NE.

She stepped into the new role with the Kearney Area Childrens Museum on January 1, 2022 in the Alia Arram Memorial Building on 4th Ave.

Im thrilled to be joining Kearney Area Childrens Museums team at such an exciting time for the Museum. Now more than ever, children need a safe, nurturing, exciting space to dream, discover, and develop. I am honored to join an organization rooted in such a wonderful community, and I look forward to helping lead KACM to continued success, said Janell Brown, Executive Director, Kearney Area Childrens Museum.

Janells passion for our mission as well as the children in our community will help KACM serve our community by bringing families together, embrace our community, and encourage children to play, learn and grow said Christy Margritz, Board President, Kearney Area Childrens Museum.

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Kearney Area Childrens Museum

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5827 4th Ave., Kearney, NE 68845 698-2228

Kearney has a museum that is just for kids! Every display in the Kearney Area Childrens Museum is meant to be touched, pushed, pulled and played with. Each one is interactive, fun and educational, too. There is a science center, art studio, fire station, train depot and more. Family fun rules here!

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About The Kearney Area Childrens Museum

We are proud to offer more than twenty interactive exhibits that cover a wide variety of interests that include an art studio, science center, train depot, grocery store, fire station, and agriculture area. Guests have the opportunity to explore at their own pace, and are invited to touch, push, pull, build, and play with every exhibit.

The Kearney Area Childrens Museum is a member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and has active partnerships with several community organizations including Head Start, Kearney Community Learning Center , The ARC of Buffalo County, the Museum of Nebraska Art , Buffalo County Historical Society/Trails & Rails Museum, the Frank House at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and more.

The Kearney Area Childrens Museum is also a member of the Association of Childrens Museums , an international professional organization that was founded to expand the capacity and further the vision of childrens museums.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on community support, donations, and volunteers help us to operate. The museum is very grateful to everyone who contributes to its success.

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