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Boston Children's Museum Receives Grant From Genzyme

March 8, 2011
Grant funds the Museum's Kits for Teachers program
(BOSTON, MA) March 8, 2011, Boston Children's Museum today announced that it has received a $40,000 grant from Genzyme Corporation. The Museum will use these funds for its Kits for Teachers program, which provides Museum kits free of charge to Massachusetts public school classrooms.

Teaching kits bring Boston Children's Museum directly to students in Massachusetts public schools. Kits are interdisciplinary teaching units, packed with artifacts, hands-on activities, supplies, videos and photos. They include lesson plans in science, social studies, art, and math to foster cooperative, participatory learning and motivate a wide range of students. Kits that focus on the life sciences, such as "Butterflies and Moths," are among the most popular and give children access to spectacular specimens to enhance their science curriculum.

"We are thrilled to once again receive Genzyme's critical support of our Kits for Teachers program," said Carole Charnow, President & CEO at Boston Children's Museum. "Teaching kits bring the Museum's hands-on learning philosophy directly to the classroom, allowing children to develop critical thinking, teamwork, observation and data collection - all vital skills that are central to science learning."

Genzyme, one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, supports science education and health-related initiatives to meet local community needs.

"We are proud to support Boston Children's Museum," said Caren Arnstein, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Genzyme. "We believe it is important to further science education, and we are pleased to share these goals with our partners like Boston Children's Museum to meet these important community needs."

Genzyme has supported Boston Children's Museum since 1999.

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About Boston Children's Museum
Boston Children's Museum exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Boston Children's Museum incorporates two strategies - engaging families and building communities - to impact five outcome areas for children: Creative Kids, Curious Kids, Global Kids, Green Kids and Healthy Kids. More information about Boston Children's Museum can be found at www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org.

Hours and Admission
The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. and Fridays until 9:00 p.m. Adults, $12; children (1-15) and senior citizens, $9; children under one and Museum members are always free. Fridays 5:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m., all visitors $1.