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Boston Children's Museum Receives Grant From Genzyme

March 10, 2010
Grant funds the Museum's Kits for Teachers program
(BOSTON, MA) March 10, 2010, Boston Children's Museum announced today that it has received a grant for $40,000 from Genzyme Corporation. The Museum will use these funds for its Kits for Teachers program, which provides Museum teaching 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 "Urban Wildlife," are among the most popular and give children access to spectacular specimens to enhance their science curriculum.

"We are thrilled to have Genzyme support our Kits for Teachers program once again," said Juli Brownrigg, the Museum's teaching kit manager. "Teaching kits bring the Museum's object-based learning philosophy straight to the classroom, allowing children to develop skills like observation, critical thinking, teamwork, and data collection that are central to the scientific process."

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 Henry Darnell, vice president of corporate community affairs at Genzyme. "We believe it is important to further science education and access to health programs, and we are pleased to share these goals with our partners like Boston Children's Museum to meet these important community needs."

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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.