Jul 24, 2020

Coronavirus Response Status Update

At Home Discovery Kit
At Home Discovery Kit

While our community responds to increasing numbers of coronavirus cases, the Virgin Islands Children's Museum remains closed to keep our visitors and staff safe.

Our service to the community continues.

Through our partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program, 756 children on the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are receiving high quality children's books in the mail each month.

We distributed 100 At Home Discovery Kits to low-income families in the territory through Nana Baby Children's Home, the Long Path Community Center, and Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands.  The kits were different for different age levels, but each contained activity books, crayons, chalk, coloring sheets, early reader books, and stickers.

Additional partners have come on board for our Cultural Ambassadors project. We are developing short video segments, hosted by museum staff, on topics of Virgin Islands historical and cultural interest.  Our local public television station, WTJX, is working with us to film and broadcase the segments.  The Virgin Islands Departments of Education's Office of Cultural Education will provide assistance with verifying the accuracy and cultural relevance of the content presented. 

We miss seeing our museum patron families so much! It's heartbreaking to have to continue our temporary closure, but we continue to plan to still be an important resource for Virgin Islands families.

Mar 30, 2020

Thank You from VICM!!!

Toddler Tuesday at the VICM
Toddler Tuesday at the VICM

Thank you so much to all of those who contributed to our recovery from the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes!

We have been in our new permanent location for over a year now, and we have two new exhibits in planning stages.  We have been renewed for an additional year of free field trip programs, so elementary classes will be able to continue to visit and even have their transportation covered.  We were also approved to again honor our military by offering free admission to active-duty personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day.  We have been able to exponentially expand our activities through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, and are now offering this service to over 700 children in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

We are so grateful that you chose to support the important mission of the Virgin Islands Children's Museum this year. We could not do what we do without you!

As we close out this campaign, 2020 has brought new challenges to the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have to be closed for safety at the moment, we have always been focused on being an important resource for families. Our new campaign has just been submitted for GlobalGiving review.  Thank you in advance for considering continued support as we serve the community in new ways!

https://globalgiving.org/projects/vi-childrens-museum-rona-response

-Team VICM



 

 

Play, Explore and Discover Together!
Play, Explore and Discover Together!
Families Building Together Builds Familes
Families Building Together Builds Familes
Dec 30, 2019

VICM End of Year Report

Holiday Reading to Support Imagination Library
Holiday Reading to Support Imagination Library

Holiday Greetings VICM Supporters!

It has been a great year at the Virgin Islands Children's Museum! We were able to accomplish so much thanks to the support of community members and individuals such as yourselves. We were able to welcome over 17,500 visitors to the museum since opening in our new location last year!

We had a successful fundraiser in October, as we hosted our 4th Annual Masquerade Ball, with over 300 attendees. We were able to raise much needed funds for our programs, services, and operating budget. We are still working towards sustainability in our recovery efforts, and know it will be a long term process to reach that goal. 

We have been able to continue our Toddler Tuesday, Imagination Library, Recycling and Coding, and Free Field Trip Programs this fall.  We also hosted the Girls in Future Technology (GIFT) Day with AT&T at the museum in November, showcasing the career avenues available STEM fields. Additionally, we installed an incredible new Ships Bridge exhibit, increasing the museum's offerings! We have so much more to look forward to in 2020!

We are so grateful that you chose to support the important mission of the Virgin Islands Children's Museum this year, and ask that you consider a year-end contribution. We could not do what we do without you!

Have a Happy New Year!

-Team VICM

GIFT Day with AT&T at the VICM
GIFT Day with AT&T at the VICM
New Ships Bridge Exhibit
New Ships Bridge Exhibit
Toddler Tuesday at the VICM
Toddler Tuesday at the VICM
Annual Masquerade Ball Attendees
Annual Masquerade Ball Attendees

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