The Museum was formed in the spring of 1981 by local families to provide
recreational and educational services for the small children of Wilbraham and
surrounding communities. The
equipment, exhibits and activities are geared specifically towards children 5
The main functions of the
Children’s Museum is to serve as a community center by offering playgroups, birthday parties and special events
for small children.
Inside the museum are a
variety of exhibits. Current
exhibits include a space ship, a castle, a puppet theater, a dress-up box, a
pretend kitchen, a gas truck and a fire-fighting exhibit. In addition, there
are a number of toys and musical instruments available for playing, a
train set, and a foam climbing structure for infants and toddlers.
Outside on the playground
you will find a variety of structures including a clubhouse, pirate ship, swing set,
sandbox, and many climbing structures appropriate for children 5 and
under. The playground is open year
round from 9 am to 7 pm/Dusk and is free of charge. It is suggested that families who use the playground
regularly consider making a monetary donation for it’s upkeep or become members
and donate their time for one of the fundraising events.
The building is owned by the Town of Wilbraham but is on permanent loan to the Children’s Museum.
Our Mission is to provide a safe area for young children to learn and explore through hands on exhibits, creative arts, playgroups, and programs.
Our Vision - To nurture curiosity, creativity, and love of learning while fostering a supportive community for children, parents, and caregivers.
The Museum is operated entirely by volunteers including a volunteer Board of Directors, volunteer coordinators, and playgroup leaders. Members and volunteers of the museum meet monthly with the Board of Directors to set museum policy, decide on expenditures, plan museum activities and make sure the museum functions smoothly. If you have any questions about the museum please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.