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Museums Are for Kids: Busting Myths at the Milwaukee Art Museum

The days of shushing kids in museums are long gone. Now, museums large and small, which once earned reputations for strict enforcement of “no talking,” “no touching” and “no fun” rules for kids, actively court families and kids with free days, family memberships, activities, tours and programs, all designed to celebrate and discover art and the creative spirit.


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“There are literally hundreds of studies that show that when children learn key life skills based on executive functions of the brain, they are more likely to thrive now and in the future.”

— Ellen Galinsky, founder of Mind in the Making, writing on HuffPost.