The Children’s Museum of Wilmington Opens the Lawson Learning Center on July 1st


DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC - On Monday, July 1st, The Children’s Museum of Wilmington (CMoW) opened its new Lawson Learning Center to the public. The Center is named after Dr. Richard Lawson, former executive director of CMOW, and is contained in the Art Room, which was established in 2006 with a generous gift from the Zimmer Family. The renovations were made possible with support from the Wilmington Rotary Club, Rotary International District 7730, the International Paper Foundation, and the many friends and family of Dr. Lawson.

The reimagined space incorporates reading and childhood literacy, both passions of Dr. Lawson. There is a dedicated reading area with flexible seating, as well as a puppet theater to integrate storytelling and the performing arts. To engage the entire family with the space, there is a dedicated infant/toddler nook for its youngest guests to safely explore colors, shapes, textures, and more.

The Art Room and The Lawson Learning Center still include many of the Museum favorites from the previous art space including the light table, the weaving loom, and the regularly rotated table top activities that include collage, stamping, drawing, play doh, and other visual arts activities. In addition, the space has two brand new wall mounted easels for painting.

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