Extraordinary Initiatives

Being an award-winning museum is about engaging visitors, but it’s equally about serving our community. In 2014 we strengthened ties by kicking off a cradle-to-career educational initiative for the Mid-North neighborhoods, and offering free and reduced admission programs so that all families could enjoy our transformative learning experiences. Among the extraordinary results: 8-year-old Spencer Hahn, whose life has been transformed by the museum, was named one of two Great American Museum Advocates by the Alliance of American Museums.


Our StarPoint Summer Camp offered 76 Mid-North neighborhood children an affordable, engaging, and curriculum-based summer learning experience.


Extraordinary Mid-North Promise Program

The Extraordinary Mid-North Promise Program (XMNPP) is an emerging cradle-to-career program in development with Ivy Tech Community College and other educational and community organizations.