Our annual maintenance period (AMP) for refreshing exhibits is currently underway. Staff and volunteers are working diligently to clean, paint and (sometimes) refurbish every area, including exhibits and behind the scenes. This is no small task! We are doing more than checking our seat cushions for coins!
We remove almost every exhibit from its comfortable space and embark on a deep cleaning of the ENTIRE Museum! Each block in Math Connections is scrubbed. Walls are painted, the smallest spaces are dusted and sanitized, and the books are even wiped down — one by one.
And EVERYONE is included in the effort! Play facilitators; visitor services, maintenance, and IT staff, administrators; office staff; and volunteers alike: all join in on the endeavor. This kind of work definitely takes a group effort! Enjoy some of our snapshots from a week of cleaning and…yes, FUN!
Letting young children wield a mop or perform such tasks as help wash windows, tends to fill them with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Inevitably, there will be some clean-up task they are more interested in than others. Here are some things you can try at home to get your little ones involved in “the clean-up” process…