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We will be joining schools in temporary closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Hello Above & Beyond Children’s Museum community. Emily Rendall-Araujo here, Executive Director.

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Au Revoir to Executive Director Emily Rendall-Araujo

It is with mixed feelings that we will be saying au revoir to our endearing, inspiring Executive Director Emily Rendall-Araujo. Next Spring, Emily will embark on an “adventure-of-a-lifetime” to France with her husband Andres Araujo, son Freddie (3-year-old) and daughter Josie (11-month-old).

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2019 Tastefully Childish Line-up Announced For Adults-Only Fundraiser

FOOD. DRINK. SWEETS. FUN! ABOVE & BEYOND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HOSTS
4th ANNUAL TASTEFULLY CHILDISH ADULTS-ONLY FUNDRAISER ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum adds Family Access Program

Above & Beyond Children’s Museum institutes a new Family Access Program increasing accessibility to its learning resources and programs for low-income families. As part of the Museums for All national initiative, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), Above & Beyond Children’s Museum builds upon its commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences with affordable membership and reduced daily admission fees.

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Announces Photographer Partnership

Click. Snap. Repeat.

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NEW MURAL PROJECT IN DOWNTOWN SHEBOYGAN DESIGNED TO IGNITE HAPPINESS

Local student Madeline (Maddie) Green is set to embark on a “whale of a project” during her junior year with the 2018-19 Innovator Fellowship Program, a collaboration between North High School and Jake’s Café Creative Community. Green is set to unveil “The Happiness Project”, an initiative designed to address serious stressors that affect community youth, with a massive inspired mural to be painted on the north wall of Above & Beyond Children’s Museum in downtown Sheboygan. A special event to launch the mural project is set for Tuesday, May 7 at 4pm at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum. Open to the public.

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Toddler Barnyard opens at Above & Beyond Children's Museum

The Toddler Room at Above & Beyond Children's Museum is set to transform to the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Toddler Barnyard. The new exhibit on the second floor will feature a multi-level barn play-structure and slide, toys that encourage development of children ages 0-4 in the areas of gross motor, fine motor and cognitive skills.

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Above & Beyond's executive director earns special designation

Above & Beyond Children's Museum's Executive Director Emily Rendall-Araujo has achieved the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation by CFRE International. Rendall-Araujo joins the more than 6,300 CFRE-designated professionals worldwide. Each one has met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement.

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Wisconsin Children’s Museums and Health Care Providers Join National Call to Issue a “Prescription for Play”

Today, pediatricians and health care providers across Wisconsin issued a joint call with Wisconsin’s children’s museums: Let the children play!

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Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust Donates Funds Supporting Renovation of Toddler Room

NEW EXHIBIT AT ABOVE & BEYOND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CREATES A PLAYFUL, INTERACTIVE CELEBRATION OF WISCONSIN’S FARMING CULTUREThe Toddler Room at Above & Beyond Children's Museum is set to transform to the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Toddler Barnyard. The new exhibit on the second floor will feature a multi-level barn play-structure and slide, toys that encourage the development of children ages 0-4 in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive skills. The project is made possible with the financial support of Melitta S and Joan M Pick Charitable Trust, a charitable organization based in Milwaukee, Wis., focused on gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations. Project partners include local businesses Custom Built Inc. and Quasius Construction.

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