Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

About Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum is a ‘creative cultural lab’ that encourages discovery, innovation and creativity. We provide holistic learning experiences that are relevant to children – their learning needs, enjoyment expectations and life aspirations through vibrant exhibits, programmes, workshops and activities. Through this open and free space, we strive to nurture a creative, exploratory and balanced environment for children while providing the joys of childhood.

2. About the CM

Our Spaces

Spread over an area of about 10,000 square feet, the Children’s Museum includes a 1200 sq. ft. exhibition hall, a 150-seater amphitheatre, an activity plaza, an open terrace deck, an ‘adda’-like space around a 95-year old Baobab tree set in the heart of lush environs that include a gardening patch and a mock excavation trench.

Our Spaces

Our Objectives

  • Creating a space that relinquishes ownership to children to create and explore what they wish to learn
  • Curates exhibits from the Museum collection that encourage curiosity and motivate learning
  • Create object- and enquiry-based learning programmes using a highly hands-on and interactive approach
  • Maintain a healthy balance of objects complemented by digital interactives to create relevance
  • Introduce interdisciplinary creative experiences and meaningful play
  • Creating meaningful and sustained engagement with the arts through activities, programmes
  • Actively encourage collaborations with like-minded institutions in Mumbai, India and the World to offer the best arts and educational encounters for children.
  • Conversations with communities and groups that work with young people and address their learning issues in order to remain updated about the changing needs of young visitors.

Our Approach

The Children’s Museum use an experiential approach for developing its programming, that is, ‘learning by doing’. The educational programming is based on the three principles of Explore. Learn. Share.

The themes and topics represented within the Children’s Museum are not only relevant to classroom curriculum or essential skills development for children but is actually based on what children consider important to them in their lives.

Our Approach