Maintaining a Vibrant Environment at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
Remember the joy of getting a new toy as a child? The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum was able to bring that joy to the community when well-loved toys were replaced with brand new versions. Annually, the Discovery Museum has 50,000 visitors, which causes wear and tear on the exhibits. Stuffed animals get torn, wooden toys are cracked, and continuous use of the plasma ball decreases its efficiency. These damages can lessen the overall experience for museum guests.
The Kellogg Youth Fund provided funding for replacement exhibit supplies. The Discovery Museum staff was thrilled to see the excited reactions from guests as damaged toys were replaced with new versions. Some new features include: Japanese sandals and origami paper for the One World exhibit; wooden fruits and vegetables for the Farmers Market and Smoothie Station; and new camping supplies for the PleasANT Park exhibit. Along with replacing the damaged toys, the Museum was able to repair the light table and has additionally begun work on a custom train table.
The ultimate goal of this project was to provide updated educational tools for guests and bring a little added joy to each museum visitor. Each day the Discovery Museum opens their doors to every family and school, regardless of socioeconomic status. Overall, the Discovery Museum was able to revamp the exciting exhibits for new and old guests alike.
For more information about the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation’s grantmaking, please visit mpacf.org.