Why a Children’s Museum in Billings, MT?
Billings is the largest city in the State of Montana where 1 in 6 Montanans under the age of 5 live in Yellowstone County. A children’s museum is a community-wide investment in learning for children and families. They provide hands on interactive learning experiences to engage children, parents and families to learn, bond and have fun together. Exposing children to STEM activities in a fun interactive way can foster a desire to learn and encourage children to later pursue careers in these fields. A children’s museum is an overall benefit to a community by providing additional activities, encouraging families to live in our community and working together with other non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, youth organizations and corporate partners to provide resources for our community. Exhibits and programs complement school curricula and reinforce skills needed for academic success. A children’s museum provides a cultural attraction to provide a positive impact on the local economic economy by bringing in visitors.