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The Children's Creativity Museum is a practical experience of creative arts and technology for children aged 2-12. They advance their mission of creative expression, innovation, and critical thinking. They promote creativity and collaboration in all children and families. 

The Children's Creativity Museum claims that the development of the next generation requires creative expression, imagination and critical thinking. We believe that all young people and families deserve access to both entertaining and educational, innovative and affordable programs.

 

History

The Children's Creativity Museum opened as Zeum on October 31, 1998 as part of a major 87-acre (350,000 m2) urban renewal project in the South of Market area by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. It is in the 2-story building of a 200-seat theater and 3,000 square feet of exhibition space, built on the top of the Moscone Convention Centre. A carousel by Charles I. D. Looff in 1906 is part of the museum.

In 2011, Zeum changed its name to Children's Museum of Creativity to raise awareness of the purpose of the museum. In a press release announcing the change in the name, it states, "Thanks to the fact that Zeum has made it fun, it has given parents no idea what they and their children will encounter. Our verbal branding team has therefore identified two main purposes that the new name needs to achieve.

 

Exhibits

  • Animation Studio - Kids can make their own stop motion animation movie and mold clay characters. Museum educators present in this exhibition principles of filmmaking: producing a storyboard, designing characters and creating a stop-motion animation. Visitors will subsequently stop by one of five stations, pick various set backgrounds to set the scene and capture their film frame by frame using a video camera. Upon film completion, visitors will be sent copies of the file.

  • Tech Lab - Children learn how to program a robot in order to perform a number of tasks, explore the labyrinths and play games. Each practice aims to promote the creative solution of problems in new programmers. More experienced coders will program robots to react to catch entries and use loops to prevent barriers.

  • Innovation Lab - Visitors will be encouraged to use simple, minimal resources in order to create the prototype for solving a problem to test their problems and critical thinking skills.

  • Making Music Studio - Visitors are playing with instruments and original music effects. When you switch from one place to another, your music production shifts. Families consider the music comes from locations that were unforeseen. You can download and take home your original score.

This amazing museum is perfect for active kids and is located near the following must-see museums near Walnut Creek, California:

  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience

  • Mount Diablo Summit Museum

  • Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts

  • Chabot Space & Science Center

  •  Shadelands Ranch Museum

  • Habitot Children's Museum

  • Lawrence Hall of Science

  • The Gardens at Heather Farm

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short drive from our location near Downtown Walnut Creek, California on Locust Street. Stop by for a visit anytime!

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