SLO Children’s Museum installs new board, hits attendance record

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Photo from www.slocm.org.

Photo from www.slocm.org.

Museum saw more than 50,000 visitors in 2015

Lindsey Haring will serve

Lindsey Haring will serve as the new president.

–The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum Board of Directors recently welcomed two new board members to its ranks. The organization also saw all-time highs in members and attendance during 2015.

Wells Fargo Bank’s Linda Minton and Jessica Chavez of El Dorado Broadcasters have each been elected to three-year terms. Newly elected officers include president Lindsey Haring, vice president Ellen Drews, treasurer Craig Filipponi and secretary Carla Swift. Returning directors include Marsha Lifter, Alison Bell, Lisa Rizzo and John Summer.

The Children’s Museum just concluded a record-breaking year. Close to 600 families are now members of the museum. More than 50,000 guests visited the museum, many on field trip scholarships or through free-pass partnerships with local nonprofits. In addition, the museum welcomes all community members to enter for free during “Moonlight Hours,” offered the third Thursday of every month from 5–8 p.m.

The museum will be rolling out a half dozen new and improved exhibits during 2016 and will host its annual fundraiser in October. Sign up for monthly eFlyers at www.slocm.org to receive the latest news on these exhibits, as well as programs and exciting community partnerships.

The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum inspires learning through play for children ages 2-10, and is located at 1010 Nipomo St. in downtown San Luis Obispo.

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