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BxCM Fact Sheet 2018

including our mission statement, description, audience, reach, facility, support and funding data.

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Mission Statement: Bronx Children’s Museum seeks to inspire children, along with their families and caregivers, to learn about themselves within the richness and diversity of their surroundings and beyond, and to become stewards of the planet.

 

Founded in 2005, BxCM is the borough’s only cultural and educational institution designed to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and the diversity and richness of their surroundings, as well as the world beyond.

 

Currently a “museum without walls,” BxCM serves almost 18,000 Bronx residents annually. Through innovative mobile programming, BxCM engages children and adults in the arts and sciences using its bus as a roving learning environment. The Museum also has temporary exhibits and ongoing afterschool and summer programming throughout the borough at community based organizations, schools, shelters, libraries, local festivals and parks. It is one of a few cultural institutions in the Bronx geared toward young children, especially those children and families who cannot afford—or would not normally visit—a museum.

 

The Bronx is almost the size of Philadelphia, has 250,000 children under the age of 9, and is the only borough in New York City without an educational and cultural facility geared to young children and their caregivers. To provide the Bronx’s children with an interactive place to learn and play, BxCM is developing, with the City, 13,000 square feet of space in a City-owned former powerhouse. Construction began in Summer 2017, with a projected opening date of early 2020.

 

The Museum’s new facility in the former powerhouse is located on public parkland just steps away from Yankee Stadium on the Harlem River in the South Bronx. The facility will serve nearly 75,000 children each year and will feature:

 

  • Bright, open theme-based areas (e.g., science, arts, culture and the early learner)

  • Age-appropriate permanent and temporary interactive activities exploring the arts, culture, community, natural resources, greening, energy and the richness of the Bronx

  • Flexible studio space for community gatherings, meetings and birthdays

  • Offices for BxCM educators and administration

 

To date, we have secured $9 million in New York City funding and $4 million dollars from the State Assembly for bricks-and-mortar funding to develop and open the Museum’s facility at the powerhouse. BxCM has a minimum interactive exhibit activity budget of $3.5 million. Funding secured/pledged to date (in alphabetical order):

 

  • Iris and Richard Abrons Foundation

  • Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation

  • Altman Foundation

  • Barker Welfare Foundation

  • City of New York
    - Office of the Bronx Borough President
    - NYC Council Speaker and the NYC Council
    - NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

  • Con Edison

  • Federal Empowerment Zone

  • Ford Foundation

  • Gottesman Fund

  • Hearst Foundations

  • Sandra P. and Frederick R. Rose Foundation

  • Lois and Arthur Stainman Foundation

  • State of New York

  • Verizon Foundation

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BRONX CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

PO Box 1381

Bronx, New York  10451-9998



Email: info@bronxchildrensmuseum.org

Tel: 347-971-2155

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