MMKIDS - Help Launch Friendship 7! @MonmouthMuseum:
The Friendship 7 Replica and its Mission Control reside in the Becker Children’s Wing of the Monmouth Museum. Over the years it has been enjoyed by thousands of children helping them experience a trip in space around the world in America’s first orbital flight. Thank you for helping us restore our capsul and return all of that excitement, love and attention back on this beloved Friendship 7 Replica and Mission Control. With the cooperation of Dr. Chris Kennett, the designer of this scale replica and mission control computer system that was originally located at the Morris Children's Museum, Friendship 7 is "flying" again!
As Monmouth County's only multi-faceted museum, the Monmouth Museum recognizes its responsibility in fostering the arts and learning. Founded in 1963 as a "Museum of Ideas", the Museum holds no collections but instead presents changing exhibitions in art, history and science to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. The Museum strives to present both exhibitions of national significance and showcase regional talent in its galleries. For decades, visitors have been exposed to new ideas, methods of creativity and new experiences at the Museum.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum operates a facility devoted to accessible exhibitions and inclusive programs that express original ideas along with a proven dedication to foster the work of NJ artists with its widely recognized NJ Emerging Artists Series. It serves and engages the community by presenting an ongoing schedule of quality exhibitions in the areas art, culture, history and science along with workshops and educational programs. The Museum facility includes four exhibition spaces/galleries: the 2,300 square foot Main Gallery which presents changing arts, science, history cultural exhibitions; the 950 square foot Nilson Gallery which presents the works of NJ artists and exhibitions related to culture and the history of our community; the 2,400 sq. ft. Becker Children's Wing which presents rotating educational programs for school-age children; and the WonderWing, a large permanent installation of an under-the-sea learning adventure for preschoolers.
The Monmouth Museum provides an unmatched experience in our geographical area to enjoy cultural programming normally only available when visiting large cities. A private, non-profit organization, the Museum is entirely supported by individuals, foundations, corporate, county and state grants, income from special events, membership dues and admissions.
Thank you for your help!