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Grand Opening of Loose Parts Play Hub, Presented by Amcor

MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Gemlo, Director of Programming 507.344.9101 Rachel.Gemlo@cmsouthernmn.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2023 Grand Opening of Loose Parts Play Hub, Presented by Amcor MANKATO, MN – The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Loose Parts Play Hub (LPPH), presented by Amcor. On Thursday, Nov. 9

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Planting Common Milkweed

Planting Common Milkweed for Monarchs What to Know about Common Milkweed… Also known as Asclepias Syriaca and will grow to be 2’ to 4’ tall Produces lovely pink blooms for a good source of nectar for pollinators Milkweed is essential for the Monarch butterfly life cycle; it is their Host Plant! Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively

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CMSM Announces New Exhibit, Taylor Farm, Opening September 2023. Proudly Funded by the Glen A. Taylor Foundation

Louise Dickmeyer, CEO 507.382.7756 louise.dickmeyer@cmsouthernmn.org The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Announces New Exhibit, Taylor Farm, Opening September 2023. Proudly Funded by the Glen A. Taylor Foundation   The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is excited for the grand opening of Taylor Farm on September 21, 2023, an engaging and educational experience that combines modern

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Sandbox in the Dotson Back 40 at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato
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Warm Weather Sensory Activities

Sensory play is beneficial to children all year, and in the cold months of winter, making messes indoors feels worth it on some of the longer days. But summer provides the perfect opportunity to engage in sensory play with children, because you can take the messes outside! Sensory play not only captivates their imagination but

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Painting is a good messy play activity for kids to do indoors
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CMSM Witnesses Significant Increase in Access Memberships for Gateway to Play Program

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Witnesses Significant Increase in Access Memberships for Gateway to Play Program Mankato, MN – July 10, 2023– The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is steadfast in its commitment to providing every child with the opportunity to experience the joy of learning through the power of play. With the invaluable support

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CMSM attends the Association of Children’s Museum Interactivity Conference

Bourbon Street & Beignets! The Association of Children’s Museum Interactivity Conference: Leveraging Our Voice, hosted by Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans was held this past April. Participating with over 700 other professionals from around the world who work in the field were Heather Ungerer, Vice President of Operations and Kim Kleven, Vice President of

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CMSM Partners with Feeding Our Communities Partners

MANKATO, MN – The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is pleased to partner with Feeding Our Communities Partners (FOCP) for a second year through its Summer Pack Food Program. The Museum is providing a One-Day Family Free Pass for each of the 1,000 summer food packages distributed in June to area youth. FOCP’s Summer Pack

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