Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission: To scan the globe for fresh cultural content and use it to stage experiences that stimulate transformative connections for our audiences.
Our Vision: To awe, inspire and enlighten.
- Experiential Learning -- We view learning as an active, lifelong creative process, and strive to spark this process for people of all ages.
- Unexpected Intersections -- "Art and technology at play," our original motto, stands as an enduring example of our broader approach-stimulating curiosity, exploration and engagement with things usually considered to be unrelated.
- Diverse Voices -- We treasure progressive, innovative and distinctive points of view and we strive to give them a stage so long as they are seen to build, not detract from, our experience and understanding as families and as a community.
Programming at THEMUSEUM is based around four pillars: exhibits, community stage events, family experiences and the museum after dark. We tailor programs to young children, public and high school students , university students, families, young professionals and adults of all ages.
THEMUSEUM takes a 'festival' approach that includes educational programming (schools, camps, PA days, tours), Dialogues and Panel Discussions with interesting guest speakers, along with public programs and special events (tours, crafts, family events, adults-only events and holiday programming). There is usually several major exhibits on at anytime plus a number of smaller community initiatives featuring local issues and participants.
Now almost 13 years old, THEMUSEUM attracts 100,000 visits a year with as many as 45% from outside the community - making a significant economic and tourism contribution to the region.