School Service Program and “Explore Minnesota: Pines, Mines and Lakes” Interactive Children’s Exhibit
$1,100,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are for arts and cultural heritage grants to children's museums. Of this amount, $600,000 the first year and $400,000 the second year are for the Minnesota Children's Museum, $200,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum, $100,000 each year is for the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and $200,000 each year is for the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum.
1. CDM will increase SSP enrollment from the six school districts in close proximity by 20% over the previous ten-month period.2. Walk-in attendance for the three-month period (April 01 – June 30, 2015) will increase 15% over the same time frame in 2014.
Measurable outcomes not yet available.
This Legacy grant will focus on the too-often neglected local school districts that have generally not participated in the CDM SSP at the same level as distant schools in surrounding counties. A new CDM interactive exhibit is badly needed to draw back visitors who have been looking for something new at the Museum for children.