OUR MISSION

“To spark curiosity through play, while promoting a love of learning.”

Children's Museum of Napa Valley is a safe learning environment full of adventure to spark curiosity in young minds. It is rich in hands on, interactive exhibits and thematic programs tailored to the diverse skills and interests of life long learners, with a focus on children birth to 12. Families are encouraged to learn together. The museum utilizes an interactive , bilingual and multi-sensory approach, while celebrating the beauty and history of Napa Valley. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

 

OUR VISION

  • An intentionally-designed indoor and outdoor learning environment created to promote the development of essential foundational skills including: problem solving, self-regulation, executive functioning, socials skills and early math, literacy, scientific inquiry and art skills for our young guests through play.

  • Program development and exhibits centered around a theme approach reflecting local culture. Exhibits will include familiar aspects of the Napa community; such as our beloved hot air balloons, farmers’ markets, restaurants and doctors’ offices, all designed to promote intentional imaginative play for our young guests.

  • A central location formulated through community collaboration and partnerships with local business, organizations, and individual support.

 

OUR VALUES

  • Inclusive

  • Enriching

  • Interactive

  • Imaginative

  • Community Centered

If a child feels safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.
— Alfie Kohn

What We will Achieve

  • A donated building and/or property, with fundraising used for renovations, exhibits, programming and staffing

  • An intentionally-designed and inclusive bilingual learning space, developmentally tailored to peak the interest of young guests.

  • Program development and exhibits around a theme approach reflecting local culture.

  • A central location that is visible and accessible to the community

  • An essential partnership for our local educational systems.