Saturday, March 28, 2009

Photos of BB's fundraiser

There are now some fun photos on the CMR website of the lunch crowd from last weekend's fundraiser at BB's Pizza.

There are also a few scanned pictures that were drawn by some very talented kids to answer the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CMR on Facebook!

The Children's Museum of Rochester is on Facebook, so check it out and join up with us there, too! Thanks :)

Public Service Announcements for CMR

Recently, Tracy McCray volunteered to help us record some PSAs that are airing on KROC. Here are links to the 60 second and 30 second messages. We've already gotten some response to them and wanted to thank Tracy and KROC again for their help!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Great turnout at first fundraising event!

Our fundraiser at BB's Pizzaria on Sunday, March 22 was a huge success! A few hundred supporters (at least) of the CMR showed up. We were thrilled by the turnout and enthusiasm for our project. It was really encouraging and exciting to see everyone from tiny babies on up to grandparents sporting Children's Museum stickers. A big thank-you to the generous folks at BB's Pizzaria for hosting this fundraiser and donating 25 percent of the day's proceeds to our cause!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eat some pizza, raise some dough for the CMR on March 22!

CMR Supporters: Bring your families to BB's Pizzaria (3456 E. Circle Dr. NE, 424-3366) this Sunday, when the pizza place hosts a fundraiser for the Children's Museum of Rochester. BB's will donate a quarter of the proceeds from any item you order on the menu (including frozen, take-out pizzas) between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to the Children's Museum of Rochester. NOTE: Please mention CMR when placing your order. The Children's Museum of Rochester is kicking off its fundraising efforts with the March 22 event at BB's, and more fundraisers are expected in coming months. We'll keep you posted via the website and blog!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Please share your ideas!

Just a quick note to urge website/blog visitors to email us at with ideas and comments. We'd love input on everything from cool children's museums you've visited in the past to buildings in Rochester that may be possible locations for our future museum. We'd love to hear from you. Thank you!
The Children's Museum of Rochester project has really gained momentum lately! You've probably visited our newly redesigned website (, and soon you'll be hearing some Public Service Announcements about the Children's Museum on KROC and (hopefully) other area radio stations. (Listen for the kid-themed music and the voice of a very cute 10-year-old girl to open the PSAs!)

Perhaps best of all, members of our Exhibits Committee are working with Weis Builders to create our first traveling mini-exhibit, dubbed "CMR Under Construction." I will leave it up to Exhibits Committee members to Blog more about this in coming days :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Welcome to the new Children's Museum of Rochester Blog!

If you are reading this, you have likely got here through our new and improved website at ! We want to thank Corporate Web Services of Rochester, MN for their extremely generous donation to make the new site a reality.

Check back here often for updates or register as a blog "Follower" and get updates automatically. Thanks for your interest in this exciting project!