Organizations that develop and maintain educational exhibits that are structured for the size, interests and intellectual capacity of young children. Childrens museums are participatory and allow visitors to interact with the exhibits (touching, exploring, manipulating), and many offer organized lessons for groups of school children that focus on one or more of the exhibits. NOTE: See also A57, Science and Technology Museums, for other organizations with substantial activities and collections for children.
Key words: Discovery Museums; Youth Museums
See also: Science & Technology Museums