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Museum Stories

Toddler Barnyard opens at Above & Beyond Children's Museum

The Toddler Room at Above & Beyond Children's Museum is set to transform to the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Toddler Barnyard. The new exhibit on the second floor will feature a multi-level barn play-structure and slide, toys that encourage development of children ages 0-4 in the areas of gross motor, fine motor and cognitive skills.

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Above & Beyond's executive director earns special designation

Above & Beyond Children's Museum's Executive Director Emily Rendall-Araujo has achieved the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation by CFRE International. Rendall-Araujo joins the more than 6,300 CFRE-designated professionals worldwide. Each one has met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement.

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Wisconsin Children’s Museums and Health Care Providers Join National Call to Issue a “Prescription for Play”

Today, pediatricians and health care providers across Wisconsin issued a joint call with Wisconsin’s children’s museums: Let the children play!

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Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust Donates Funds Supporting Renovation of Toddler Room

NEW EXHIBIT AT ABOVE & BEYOND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CREATES A PLAYFUL, INTERACTIVE CELEBRATION OF WISCONSIN’S FARMING CULTUREThe Toddler Room at Above & Beyond Children's Museum is set to transform to the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Toddler Barnyard. The new exhibit on the second floor will feature a multi-level barn play-structure and slide, toys that encourage the development of children ages 0-4 in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive skills. The project is made possible with the financial support of Melitta S and Joan M Pick Charitable Trust, a charitable organization based in Milwaukee, Wis., focused on gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations. Project partners include local businesses Custom Built Inc. and Quasius Construction.

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Hosts Annual Tastefully Childish Fundraiser on September 22

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.  (September 5, 2018) - Above & Beyond Children's Museum hosts 3rd annual fundraiser Tastefully Childish, a “Night at the Museum”-style event, on Saturday, September 29 from 6-10pm. The museum comes to life as 150 guests delight in interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and festive music while attendees explore experiential food and beverage stations hosted by local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Food pairings are curated by area chefs featuring childhood food favorites with a mature culinary twist. 

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Announces New Board Members and Honors Past President Paul Mentink

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (August 7, 2018) – The Above & Beyond Children's Museum enlists three new members to the Board of Directors and honors board member Paul Mentink. Joining the board of directors are Stacy Hetherington, SPHR, Sr. Manager, Human Resources - New Product Development and Business Teams at Kohler Co., Chris Hahn, Director of Marketing - Hospitality & Real Estate at Kohler Co. and Mike Tietjen, Director of Accounts and Partner at Dynamic. Hetherington, Hahn and Tietjen join a team of 12 board members that help support the museum in outreach, fundraising, volunteering, and programming with Executive Director Emily Rendall-Araujo.

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Sheboygan children's museum has new fresh foods exhibit

The Above and Beyond Children's Museum has a new exhibit that debuted last week. The Festival Food Fresh Market now occupies the third floor of the children's museum.

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Festival Foods Fresh Market Exhibit Opens at Above & Beyond Children's Museum

The Festival Foods Fresh Market Exhibit – an interactive educational marketplace - is set to open at Above & Beyond Children's Museum. The open air marketplace concept harkens back to the way people shopped for groceries in earlier times and the importance of supporting and interacting with local, sustainable food systems. Each of the market stands displays local food and products including dairy, meats, fruits, vegetables, and honey and flowers. The new interactive exhibit has been seamlessly incorporated into the historic Port of Sheboygan located on the third floor of the museum which includes an old-world classroom, ship, lighthouse and vintage fire truck.

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Commemorates 25th Anniversary with Weeklong Line Up of Special Celebrations and Tributes

Above & Beyond Children's Museum achieves 25 year milestone with a remarkable list of historic and recent accomplishments all while focusing on the museum’s steadfast mission to benefit the children and their families.

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Nourish bringing healthy 'play' grocery to Sheboygan children's museum

Instead of filling their carts with boxed meals and canned goods, children playing at Above and Beyond will soon have access to good food — fake as it may be.

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