Press Release: Zing Zumm Partners with NECTAR Environmental Outreach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2021

Samantha Plocica, Executive Director

Children’s Museum of Jacksonville, Inc. dba Zing Zumm

910-650-2769

info@zingzumm.org

Zing Zumm partners with NECTAR Environmental Outreach to offer science-based programming at children’s museum

[Jacksonville, NC]: Zing Zumm today announced a new partnership with NECTAR Environmental Outreach. This partnership will bring science and engineering programming to the museum in afterschool and weekend sessions. 

“We, Zing Zumm and NECTAR, hope to introduce science in new and exciting ways to children and parents” says Samantha, Executive Director at Zing Zumm. “We’ve seen a lot of parents begin homeschooling for the first time this year and want to be an additional resource for them as well.”

“Through our community partnership, NECTAR and Zing-Zumm will provide exciting activities that demystify science terms and bring key concepts to life. The programs offered through this new community partnership will not only mentor and challenge kids today but develop the thinkers and problem-solvers of tomorrow” says Alison, CEO of NECTAR. 

The benefits of this new partnership include. 

  • Low-cost science programming taught by real scientists
  • Family style, interactive programming
  • Resources for parents to boost their confidence in teaching or guiding science studies at home

About Zing Zumm: Zing Zumm opened our doors in November 2018 and we will be celebrating our third birthday this year. We have been thrilled to be able to fill the need in our community of fun, educational play for children and families. Introducing programming such as Storytime, Wild Wednesday (art exploration), STEAM, Movement & Music, and Toddler Time has been an exciting way for us to get to know our visitors and help families during this interesting past year and half. As our partnerships in the community grow, we can’t wait to see what the next three years have in store for us! 

About NECTAR: NECTAR Environmental Outreach’s mission is to bring innovative, nature-based learning experiences to our community. NECTAR’s programs and services provide STEAM summer camps and animal outreach programs to a broad range of formal and informal settings.

Zing Zumm’s Children’s Museum of Jacksonville joins Museums for All!

Children’s Museum of Jacksonville Inc. dba Zing Zumm Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources.

Jacksonville, NC—Today Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville for a minimal fee of $3 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 500 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.

Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 500 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 48 states.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) champions children's museums worldwide. With more than 400 members in 48 states and 20 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children's museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at www.childrensmuseums.org.

Museums for All Partnership

Children’s Museum of Jacksonville Inc. dba Zing Zumm Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources.

Jacksonville, NC— June 23, 2021, Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville for a minimal fee of $3 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 500 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.

Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 500 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 48 states.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) champions children’s museums worldwide. With more than 400 members in 48 states and 20 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at www.childrensmuseums.org.