Who We Are
The Children's Museum of the Magic Valley (CMMV) is an emerging hands-on facility to be located in Twin Falls, Idaho. CMMV will focus exhibits and programming on the Magic Valley's 37,000 children ages birth through eleven years. The research and concept development behind CMMV has been ongoing since mid-2018 when it was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
A children’s museum is a collection of designed spaces that encourage learning through hands-on play. They are community assets that are constantly addressing the needs of all children and families in their communities through exhibits, outreach, and programming. It is not a drop-off facility, but rather a place to explore and learn and have fun together.
Our mission is to engage children of all ages and abilities in learning through imaginative play and discovery. Our vision is to be a gathering place that builds wonder and curiosity in children and families. A board of directors works diligently to bring this educational amenity to the community. In June 2019 we launched our Community Outreach Program. Over 2,000 people participated in hands-on mobile exhibits over the summer. This Fall, we expanded our impact by partnering with area elementary schools to host STEM Family Nights. In the first two events alone, we reached 1,600 children and caregivers.
We aren't stopping with community outreach. Our goal is to establish a permanent, state-of-the-art children's museum in Twin Falls. We are actively seeking a site and major gifts to make this happen. We are excited to see the magic within the Magic Valley unfold as we work together to create a beautiful museum for our children.