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The wait is over! ABCM is now open to the general public.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.  (June 15, 2021) – Let’s Play! Above & Beyond Children’s Museum reopens for general admission and members on June 17 following more than a year-long facility shut down due to the pandemic. In addition to indoor offerings, the museum continues to host new Play Is Healing events and plans for a new outdoor playground set to open in Spring 2022.
 
Since closing its doors in March 2020, the museum reopens to the public. The multi-level museum located in downtown Sheboygan will be open Thursday-Sunday from 9am-4pm. Advanced registration will be required for two-hour timeslots and can be made online at www.abkids.org/visit/. Admission is $7 and memberships are available starting at $40. Members, passholders and gift certificates can be used to make a reservation by calling 920-458-4263.
 
“We are so excited to return to supporting children and families and help them feel comfortable and safe in our indoor spaces once again,” said Jackie Erdman, executive director of Above & Beyond Children's Museum. “The museum is an outlet for truly imaginative play that is critical for children to benefit from as the world heals.”

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Reopens March 13 After Year-Long Closure

New Partnership with Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac Offers Added Benefits to Members and Welcome Back Pass Holders for First Phase of Reopening

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New Play is Healing campaign focuses on health and wellness of youth through the power of play.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (February 23, 2021) – Play Is Healing launches this month as a collaborative initiative of community partners to promote a mindful reset and recess for the mind, body, and spirit with a focus on play as a powerful agent.

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Sheboygan has been named "Best Small Town in Wisconsin"

In a recent article on TripSavvy, Sheboygan was named the Best Small Town in Wisconsin! We're proud to be able to serve such a wonderful community. 

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Our Executive Director Jackie Erdman gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it has been like to lead the museum through the pandemic.

In the Opinion Article in the Sheboygan Press, our Executive Director Jackie Erdman gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it has been like to lead the Museum through a pandemic. 

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The Happiness Project is featured on Someplace Better!

We'd like to thank Someplace Better for featuring The Happiness Project on their website! Earlier this month, Emily Urban of Someplace Better visited the museum for an interview and captured gorgeous photos of the whale mural. Check out the article here.

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THE HAPPINESS PROJECT MURAL AND THEMED PROGRAMMING TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS Post

The Happiness Project launches this summer as a collection of inspired offerings centered on raising awareness for mental health issues facing today’s youth. The Happiness Project is anchored by a large-scale mural in downtown Sheboygan artfully designed to elicit positive emotions and wonder. A collaboration of community members, partners, organizations, and businesses, The Happiness Project is led by local high school student Madeline (Maddie) Green as part of The Innovator Fellowship Program. The mural was completed on June 1 and launches a series of corresponding programming and offerings at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum (ABCM) and throughout Sheboygan County.

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Jackie Erdman to Lead Above & Beyond Children's Museum as Executive Director

Above & Beyond Children's Museum (ABCM) announces the appointment of Jacqueline (Jackie) Erdman as Executive Director. 

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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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