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Organization name: children's museum of indianapolis
Keywords: 'power of children' (this phrase)
Division or office: Public Programs*
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN 46206-3000)
Jennifer Pace-Robinson (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Power of Children: Making A Difference "Malala's World"

Implementation of a fourth story, Malala’s World, within the existing permanent exhibition The Power of Children: Making a Difference

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Museum) proposes the addition of “Malala’s World” to expand the permanent exhibit entitled The Power of Children: Making A Difference. Through this project, the Museum will build upon its groundbreaking and successful permanent exhibit by adding the inspirational story of Malala Yousafzai, a young girl from Pakistan who advocated for and continues to support education and equality under the threat of the Taliban. In 2014, Malala was awarded the Nobel Prize for her advocacy efforts. Since opening in 2007, over 3.5 million children and their families and 250,000 students have visited The Power of Children: Making A Difference exhibit. Additionally, 67,578 have visited the traveling version in locations across the United States.

Project fields:
History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Exhibitions: Implementation

Public Programs

$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 12/31/2021


Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN 46206-3000)
Jennifer Pace Robinson (Project Director: February 2006 to April 2008)
The Power of Children: Making a Difference

Implementation of a permanent exhibition examining key events in the 20th century through the lives of three children whose individual lives made a difference: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (TCM) is requesting $350,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a permanent exhibit entitled "The Power of Children: Making a Difference." The exhibit will feature three immersive settings depicting historical events and people from the 20th century. Designed to link the past, present and future, "The Power of Children" exhibit will compel visitors to: (1) confront the past through an exploration of events in history, (the Holocaust, Civil Rights Movement and the beginning of the AIDS epidemic); (2) explore the lives of children who were affected by the events (Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White); and (3) discover how the legacies of historical events and people can inspire children today to fight discrimination and intolerance. Scheduled to open in October 2007, the total budget for "The Power of Children" is $6 million: $3 million for capital costs and $3 million for endowment.

Project fields:
History, General

Museums Implementation

Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 10/31/2007