Children’s Museum of Stockton
402 W Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95203, United States
The Stockton Children’s Museum dedicates itself to providing quality education through interactive exhibits. Our 22,000 square sq. At present the ft. facility contains more than 40 exhibits. We provide the students, schools and families with a healthy, enjoyable, educational experience. The Stockton Children’s Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)3. It uses all donations to improve exhibitions and programming.
Following the horrific shootings at Cleveland School in 1989, inspiration for the Children’s Museum arrived. Five children were killed while at play, and 30 others were injured — including a teacher — by a gunman firing an assault weapon.
The injured teacher was Janet Geng, Stockton ‘s Founding Director of The Children’s Museum. Janet wanted to create a healthy, violence-free environment for learning and playing during her physical and spiritual healing period. She knew Stockton had deserved a position like that. A small group of community leaders gathered in March 1990, to explore the possibility of a museum for children. The Stockton Children’s Museum became a reality, with funding from both the private and public sectors.
In March 1994, it was a cold Spring morning. A familiar friend had been the sound of a hammer hitting a nail. Members of the organization, volunteers and staff have frenziedly placed the final touches on exhibits. A helicopter landed in the car park. Kites were flying over high. Bands played on as the board of the Children’s Museum Kids cut the ribbon. More than 500 people rushed out to explore the promised magical world.
The Stockton Children’s Museum has grown since that morning in 1994 to become a family friendly attraction for our neighborhood. With over 40 immersive hands-on displays, an Art Studio and diverse programming, the Museum continues its mission of offering a healthy and enjoyable hub of exploration and learning for children , families and schools.
The Stockton Children’s Museum dedicates itself to providing quality education through interactive exhibits. A safe and enjoyable environment for children and their parents to explore freely!
Their facility has an area of 22,000 sq. Ft. and now holds more than 40 exhibits.
The Stockton Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 public-benefit non-profit organization and all donations directly support the exhibitions and programming.
Members of the Stockton Board of Children’s Museum meet once a month to discuss important business for museums. The board is composed of 13 community members who together represent the San Joaquin Valley’s vibrant diversity.