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May 22, 2022 Chrys Sbily
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Michael Marshall Design (MMD) Celebrates New KID Museum Flagship Location, the Largest Educational Makerspace for Kids in the U.S.
MMD Designed the new 28,000 square foot facility, which will serve more than 500,000 visitors over the next 5 years
Bethesda, Md. (May 22, 2022) – Michael Marshall Design (MMD) is thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of KID Museum’s new flagship location at 3 Bethesda Metro Center on Sunday, May 22, 2022. With this new space, KID Museum will be the largest center for maker learning nationally. The new metro-accessible location will deliver engaging, hands-on experiences for kids, families, and educators through transformational, project-based activities in coding, robotics, electronics, textiles, woodworking, 3D printing, and more.
“KID Museum provides young learners with opportunities to build the critical skills that will help pave the way for our future,” said architect Michael Marshall. “As designers and as a minority-owned firm, we are proud of our contributions to KID Museum’s focus on engaging populations that are traditionally marginalized or underrepresented in STEM.”
“Opening our new flagship location wouldn’t be possible without the support of Michael Marshall Design,” said Cara Lesser, Founder and Executive Director at KID Museum. “Through our partnership, we are not only creating incredible resources for kids in Montgomery County, but also extending our reach to the greater DMV region and the nation. We look forward to providing broader access to innovative programming and cutting-edge learning opportunities for kids, families and educators in this new space.”
The metro-accessible, 28,000-square-foot flagship facility is projected to serve more than 500,000 visitors over the next five years. KID Museum offers school programs and after school workshops on weekdays and welcomes families to visit the museum on Sundays to explore a wide range of activities. In addition, KID Museum will also host summer camp sessions with activities designed and led by professional maker educators.
Added Marshall, “Children have different learning styles and this environment supports kids that are more attuned to hands-on learning and applying skills that are not always fostered in a typical classroom or educational environment. We hope to find the next great computer scientist, designer, or non-traditional learner by providing a proper venue to free their creativity.”
To learn more about Michael Marshall Design, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.537.1107.
For more information about KID Museum, contact Kisella Cardenas at email@example.com or (956) 402-8781.
About Michael Marshall Design
Michael Marshall Design (MMD) is a DC-based architecture and design firm, serving clients in the public and private sectors. A seasoned collective of architects, brand strategists and creative thinkers, we work across design disciplines, beyond the expected, to inspire greater engagement and impact everywhere we come together.
We are passionate about using architecture and branding to create more relevant public spaces and more dynamic experiences. An architecture firm since 1989, we have always understood the power of the built environment, and now we bring our broad-based design thinking to create greater opportunities and drive positive change in our communities. www.michaelmarshalldesign.com
About KID Museum
KID Museum is an experiential, creative learning center based in the Washington, DC region. The organization fosters the “Mind of a Maker” and empowers the next generation of changemakers with the skills to invent the future. Through hands-on programs, KID Museum challenges young people to be active makers, building agency, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills. KID Museum designs and delivers programs across the full continuum of learning for K-8 students in partnership with educators and schools. KID Museum’s weekend onsite programs, community events, and live, virtual sessions encourage families to learn and explore together. The organization is part of a growing movement to remake education for every young person, putting them in the driver’s seat of their learning and trusting them to be agents of change. For more information, please visit www.kid-museum.org.
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