Smart Play Spots

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2014
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Museum will also use Legacy funds to combine the best elements of children's museum experiences and community partnerships through the development and installation of Smart Play Spots in non-museum locations, such as libraries and community centers, throughout Greater Minnesota.

Measurable Outcome(s)
  • Early learning environments will be installed in six non-museum locations throughout Greater MN
  • Children and families will experience high quality early literacy environments that provide children with foundational knowledge and skills leading to increased school readiness
  • Adults will increase awareness of their critical roles in children’s early literacy development
  • Children and families will Increase positive, early literacy focused adult-child interactions

For more information on the Smart Play Spots program, please visit Minnesota Children's Museum Legacy funding page.

Recipient Board Members
Kelly Baker, Chris Bellini, Holly Boehne, Melissa Brinkman, Betsy D. Buehrer, Laura Cashill, Terry Clark, Michael Conklin, Larry Crosby, Chad Dayton, Paul Dzubnar, Lisa Farrell, HT Fish, Kristi Fox, Patrick Harris, Taylor Harwood, Sara Hill, Robert Hoke, Rick Jelinek, Paul Kasbohm, Kate McRoberts, Jennifer Moll, Beth Opperman, Sandra Peterson, Sara Ratner, Jeff Ronneberg, Phil Smith, Susan Oberman-Smith, Steve Stensrud, Jeanne Voigt, Ronda Wescott
Project Manager
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Last Name
Street Address
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul
Zip Code
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200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155