By Sarah Mihich, Marketing Intern
Museum visits are fun and engaging for not only adults but also for children. There are so many benefits for children during museum visits. “They can provide memorable, immersive learning experiences, provoke imagination, introduce unknown worlds and subject matter, and offer unique environments for quality time with family”. There is plenty of research that proves these benefits. A recent Art Works Blog written by Rebecca Gross shares information from Blue Star Museums (which offers free admission to the nation’s service members and families during specific times of the year) on what they think is the importance of taking your child to a museum.
The one that stood out to me was the quote from Kate Whitman, Vice President of Public Programs, Atlanta History Center. She simply explains that engaging youth at a very young age creates lifelong museums visitors. She tells a story about being a mother to a toddler and taking him to museums and watching his curiosity grow. This reminded me of many years of family vacations, going to museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, or any kind of museum that was in the area that we were visiting. These visits were probably the most enjoyable memories I had while growing up. Now, I am a student studying arts administration hoping to continue these experiences for future generations. Museum visits have many benefits and you can read more here.