The Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco is an innovative art and technology experience for kids of all ages. Our mission is to nurture Creativity and Collaboration in all children and families. We believe that creative expression, innovation, and critical thinking are core to fostering the next generation.
WE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD BY:
PROVIDING A MODEL FOR 21ST-CENTURY LEARNING
We are transforming the way kids learn. We move from the conventional approach of play to one of invention. We shift the focus from media consumption to media production. We promote collaboration over independence and engagement over isolation. These principles – combined with our educational approach that encourages kids to imagine, create and share – provide a new model for nurturing creativity and collaboration.
NURTURING LIFELONG LEARNING AND CREATIVITY
We recognize the importance of instilling a love of learning and building creative confidence at a young age. We achieve this through our educational programs that are designed to engage kids throughout their development, starting in preschool and continuing through high school. In addition, we offer programs for educators and parents who play a critical role in building a solid foundation for lifelong learning and creativity.
CONNECTING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
We are a world-class, innovative children’s museum located in one of the world’s most culturally diverse and creative cities. Youth and families — from all backgrounds, communities, and income levels — have the opportunity to work side by side to create a dynamic and creative learning environment. This provides an ideal platform for collaboration, inclusion, and the celebration of each person’s unique talents.
BUILDING ON THE IDEAS OF OTHERS
Our educational philosophy stems from three core beliefs:
1. Creativity does not happen in a vacuum
2. Innovation is a process
3. A community of diverse learners, thinkers, and doers is critical to building a creative environment.
These principles apply to our staff, visitors, community partners, and thought leaders in the field.