The next time you visit the Eiteljorg Museum, you might notice something new and improved! The Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center, located in the museum’s canal level, has recently been renovated, and reopened in November 2021 for families to explore.
All New Education Center
The renovation of the education center enhances the children’s discovery area, and creates more opportunities for play, discovery and creativity. The center — the R.B. Annis Western Family Experience — includes immersive spaces for all ages.
Kids will find areas for pretend play and hands-on activities, with fun activities like a play kitchen, a horse stable, a garden area, a microscope and more.
New educational interactive scenes focus on five diverse families of the West who are Native American, Latino, African American, Asian American and European American. Two favorite features, the Totem Pole and Concord Stagecoach, remain highlights in the renovated children’s area.
Art Studio and Library
Young visitors and their grownups can participate in art projects in the Stephen and Sharon Zimmerman Resource Center, or pick up a book at the Watanabe Family Library. This new spot is a great place to sit and relax, enjoy reading together, do research, create art, complete a puzzle, and discover the many books and resources available.
This newly renovated space also includes a quiet room for guests who need a break from the action, and a nursing room for the museum’s youngest visitors and their caregivers. Guests can also sign up for art classes that are held periodically at the Eiteljorg Museum.