As ACM celebrates its second year of operations, the education team is hard at work launching new programs for children and adults, gearing up for the fall opening of the Family Zone, and preparing the Educational Resource Center for visitors in 2014.
New educational programming caters to learners of all ages. Family Workshops are held the last Saturday of each month and offer hands-on engagement as participants use their creativity to explore the world of cars. On the second Tuesday of each month, Car Story Play offers engaging time for children 6 and under with their adults. If Cars Could Talk, held on the first Tuesday of each month, offers a unique opportunity for adults to learn the fascinating story behind an automobile in the Museum over an optional lunch.
Educators can take advantage of Education Group Visits offering open exploration activities, tours, or workshops. ACM’s large collection and rotating exhibits enable us to create custom experiences to meet the learning goals of each group. On October 15, ACM will offer our first Educator Workshop for teachers who are interested in developing STEM-based curriculum for their K-12 classrooms.
“Whether you’re the parents of school-aged children, an educator yourself, or simply interested in the stories behind the cars in our Museum, we have programming for everyone eager to learn,” said Debbie Kray, Education Manager at ACM. “We’re excited to build a strong education program to serve all aspects of our community.”
Special member pricing is available for workshops. Register online to reserve your space in these first come, first served programs or inquiry at the Museum. You can also email the Education Department for more details.
ACM’s Family Zone, a place for children to explore, play, and create with their adults. Visitors will be able to get behind the wheel of a car, take an imaginary road trip, learn more about how cars work, or race cars down a Pinewood Derby track. The Family Zone is guaranteed to enhance your experience at ACM.
(From the LeMay-America’s Car Museum Museum October Newsletter)