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Welcome to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Press Room. Our team works directly with the media across all platforms to provide information regarding all news and events pertaining to the Museum.

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Corporate Partner Program
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Ashley Hanley

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Corporate Partner Program

Mankato— September 21, 2022— Now in its third year, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) recently restructured the Corporate Partner Program to better serve the greater Mankato area. One of several members of the CMSM’s Corporate Partner program is Schwickert’s Tecta America. Kim Schwickert is the former president of Schwickert’s. He says his organization

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CMSM and MCHS reading xrays career exploration programming in Mankato
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Ashley Hanley

Children’s Museum Partners with Mayo Clinic Health System

Mankato— September 14, 2022— Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) and the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) are regional institutions that value health and wellness. Both institutions have strengths to lend to this partnership as they seek to provide opportunities for children and families to gain greater awareness about health and wellness and develop skills

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Children’s Museum Awarded Walmart Community Grant
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Ashley Hanley

Children’s Museum Awarded Walmart Community Grant

Mankato— August 18, 2022— The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota was recently awarded a Walmart Community Grant of $3,500. CEO Louise Dickmeyer says the Museum will use the funds to help the Gateway to Play Initiative.  The Gateway to Play Initiative provides opportunities for families, nonprofits and schools to access the Museum, who otherwise face

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Marimba outdoor musical instrument in the upcoming Music Garden at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
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Ashley Hanley

Marimba Adds Musical Fun to the Children’s Museum

Mankato— August 5, 2022—As the Museum continues to grow, a fun, educational instrument will be added to the Mayo Clinic Health System Courtyard in the coming weeks. Called the Cadence Marimba, it features 13 deep and vibrant notes and is made with a recycled, reinforced plastic resonated base. Kim Kleven, Vice President, Education and Learning

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CMSM Partners with Feeding Our Community Partners
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Ashley Hanley

CMSM Partners with Feeding Our Community Partners

Mankato— July 29, 2022—The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota recently established a new community partnership with Feeding Our Community Partners (FOCP) through their Summer Pack Food Program. The Museum worked with FOCP and provided a One-Day Family Free Pass for each of the 1000 food packages distributed in June. Kim Kleven, Vice President of Education and

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