Posted by Gerry Kiefer

November 14, 2023
Offsite weekly meeting with lunch at
Akron Children’s Museum

216 S. Main St, At Lock 3 Park

RSVPs are closed

if you missed the window to register call Cheryl ASAP at 330-495-9814
we try to accommodate you with a meal.

Rotary Board Meeting at the museum, 11am-Noon

Entertaining as well as informative, this unique offsite meeting will be initiated by trustees Betsy Hartschuh, Children’s Museum co-founder, and Ben Tegel. After their introductory remarks conclude, around 12:20, we will not just “recess,” but have recess, i.e. time for discovering the exhibits in the museum. The meeting will end at 1 pm, but attendees may stay longer if desired.
The Akron Children’s Museum was founded by a small group of young parents who, after visiting numerous children’s museums throughout the U.S. and querying their peers, determined that such an institution was indeed needed, and could serve Akron and the surrounding region well with Akron-centric, unique experiences. Their plans were set in motion in 2012 and 2013, when the founding board commissioned feasibility and market studies. In 2014 ACM received its nonprofit status from the IRS, added new board members and began fundraising to realize the vision. In 2015, a partnership with The City of Akron was forged with ACM’s Holiday Pop-Up Site at Lock 3. The museum opened on November 25, 2016.
Children’s museums are places where children learn through play and exploration in environments created JUST FOR THEM. Reflecting their diverse communities, children’s museums create playful, interactive learning experiences. In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where kids and their families can experience learning and playing together.
More and more families visit children's museums each year for the unique, face-to-face fun, enlightenment and shared experiences not available at other attractions. Children’s museums also contribute to the local economy and, in ACM’s case, also support efforts to continue the renaissance of our downtown area through addition of more safe, inspired and accessible family activities.
Parking is available in the O’Neil’s/State Street Parking Deck at 51 W. State Street (behind Barley House) for $2 when you have your parking ticket validated at the Children’s Museum (free for Rotary members on November 14, 2023). 
After you park, take the elevator to the ground level, take a right to go under the breezeway, and doors to the museum (with monsters on them) are straight ahead.
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