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Grand Island Children’s Museum starts master planning for exhibits


GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA — The Grand Island Children’s Museum (GICM) has completed its initial stages of bringing a Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) based children’s museum for all ages to Grand Island and is now working with Jill Randerson Exhibit Management
(JREMco) to create a master plan, bringing the GICM’s exhibit ideas to life.


The GICM Board has undertaken a Feasibility Study, ascertained that there is wide support within the community for creating a Children’s Museum, and since located an appropriate building at the Grand Island Armory. The current remit of the Grand Island Children’s Museum is to create a learning space for
youth and families with a focus on STEAM-based activities. 


Randerson has worked in the exhibit field for 20 years, assisting museums, visitors centers, and nature centers in refining their messaging and creating successful exhibits. She has produced exhibits for national and international clients on various subjects, including STEM, humanities, nature, and art.
These include exhibits at the Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Children’s Museum mof the Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho; Kidsquest Children’s Museum in Bellevue, Washington; and many more.


“I have been working in the science museum world for 20+ years now. During that time, I have worked with a lot of exhibit professionals,” says Mat Sinclair, Executive Director of The Discovery, Reno, NV. “Jill is quite simply one of the best! Her knowledge, integrity, honesty, and sense of humor make working with her a genuine delight. She is a real asset to the profession and adds great value to any project team.”


GICM Board Members will be hosting JREMco from June 7th through the 9th for a series of planning sessions to create a Master Plan for the future of the Children’s Museum. The goal of these sessions is to understand what our community needs as we plan to serve kids and families with exhibits, events, programs, camps, and after-school activities.


Each planning session will focus on Grand Island's specified group or demographic, including businesses, cultural groups, community partners, parents and grandparents, and school kids of all ages. These sessions will create a road map of guiding principles GICM can follow.


There will also be a session Tuesday, June 7th, at 4:30 pm at the Grand Island Public Library that is open for all community members to join. Anyone interested should please contact GICM at Info@gichildrensmuseum.org.



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