Kearney Area Children's Museum (KACM) was founded in 1989, with the goal of providing children interactive ways to blend learning and fun. Today, the goal is the same, but our services are constantly expanding. We are now located in the Alia Arram Memorial Building, just west of Slumberland in Kearney featuring 22 exhibit zones and offers several educational programming activities.
KACM understands that children learn best through play and we have built an environment where the skies are the limit on imagination and play. We surround children with opportunities to learn through reenactments of everyday experiences in our community and we encourage parents to engage with their children every step of the way.
Unfortunately over half the children in our own community have never been to the museum and have not had the exposure to learning that is necessary for success in school. Exposure and opportunities in the early years are critical to learning and when children begin school without a strong foundation to build on they spend all their time trying to catch up and rarely ever do.
We are dedicated to keeping memberships and admission rates reasonable and providing scholarships and free community nights so that every family can experience the benefits the museum offers. However, there is a struggle to maintain a balance between affordable for families and having enough money to keep the doors open. This is where our donors come in to help us meet our goal of providing a safe place full of interactive learning and fun for all the children and families it reaches.
Thank you for being a supporter of the museum, your donation ensures the next generation can Play, Learn, and Grow at the Kearney Area Children's Museum.