San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum sees record attendance, names new board members

Friday, July 17th, 2015

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The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum is celebrating record membership sales and admission for 2014, and recently welcomed five new board members. Community Bank of Santa Maria chairman Jim Glines, Kristin Mehiel of Experts Exchange, John Summer of Taylor Frigon Capital Management, Hans Kardel of Kardel Insurance Services and Alison Bell of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes were elected to three-year terms. Newly elected officers include Missy Reitner-Cameron (president), Lindsey Haring (vice president), Craig Filipponi (treasurer) and Ellen Drews (secretary). Returning directors include Marsha Lifter, Carla Swift, Shelley Concannon and Lisa Rizzo.
The Children’s Museum had an amazing year in 2014. Thanks to the help from dedicated staff and community members, more than 580 families are now members of the Children’s Museum and more than 45,000 people visited during 2014. Many were on field trip scholarships or through free-pass partnerships with local nonprofits.
The Children’s Museum will roll out six new and improved exhibits over the next six months and will host its annual fundraiser in the fall. Sign up for monthly e-Flyers at to receive the latest news on these exhibits, as well as programs and exciting community partnerships.

The Children’s Museum welcomes everyone to visit free of charge during “Moonlight Hours,” on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. 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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