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The National Children?s Museum is an educational and cultural institution that was nationally recognized by the Congress in 2003. It provides opportunities, programs and workshops for children and develops their talents and skills, learn new things, and make a difference within the society. At present, the museum serves more than 48 million children living in the US.

The National Children?s Museum had its humble beginnings in 1974, when it was first established as the former Capital Children?s Museum. Located in Washington, the CCM served 200 visitors annually, including children and their parents, teachers, and caregivers. During its heyday, the CMM provided several school programs, after school and weekend programs, exhibits, and weeklong camp sessions during summer season. The agency also provided hands-on science projects to recognize the gifts and talents of the young children. Aside from that, the CCM was also responsible for providing professional development services and training resources for teachers to give a new experience for learning. It was also active in holding world cultural events and exhibits from 40 countries.

The CCM used a former convent and nursing home from 1979 to 2004. However, the building and the location became a hindrance to the volunteers as it can no longer serve its visitors on its bad state. The former museum?s board of directors devised a new plan to build a new museum to serve the regional community and the national. Along with the Association of Children?s Museums, the present National Children?s Museum took shape and became enacted as the country?s national museum for children in 2003. CCM was closed and all its resources and materials were relocated to the current museum.

After the completion of the National Children?s Museum, it partnered with several agencies to further advance its services and offer more programs for the children, their parents, and educators. Now, the museum strives to become the learning hub of children and plans to serve more than 50 million children in the future.
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