RYE, N.Y. – The learning doesn’t have to stop just because school is out. Kids of all ages can visit the new Westchester Children’s Museum and explore interactive exhibits that focus on science, art, technology and design.
The museum is a vibrant, interactive learning space providing children, families and school groups the opportunity to nurture curiosity, enhance knowledge and ignite imagination through creative hands-on exploration.
The museum - which is the first one in the county dedicated specifically to children - features the Con Edison Energy Gallery, a 2,000-square-foot-space with interactive activities for children to learn about energy concepts.
The Gallery includes a Build Your Own Roller Coaster exhibit. Other exhibits include a Toddler Beach for moving and climbing, the KEVA Planks construction exhibit for creativity and collaboration, and two Makerspaces where children can imagine and create their own projects.
Con Edison is donating $250,000 to support the expansion of the museum’s exhibits and educational programming. The contribution will fund the development of the Con Edison Energy Gallery.
“We hope our donation will inspire others to join in helping to fund this wonderful museum,” said Hilary Ayala, director of Grassroots Management for Con Edison and a museum board member. “The Westchester Children’s Museum encourages and celebrates children's creativity and curiosity. It dares them to tinker and discover, and develop a lifelong love of learning.”
“Con Edison’s gift helps us move into the next phase of the development of our museum,” said Tracy R. Kay, executive director of the Westchester Children’s Museum.
“I have been honored to work with them as partners in our growth over the years and look forward to many more years as we develop the Con Edison Energy Gallery and the key components of our Phase 2 exhibit plan.”
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sunday and is located on the boardwalk next to Rye Playland.