India’s first ever children’s museum has opened its door at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. Located on the 2nd floor, Stellar Children’s Museum boasts over10,000 sq ft of fun and learning and offers a welcoming, safe, imaginative, child-centered learning environment; with over 50 interactive exhibits, a theatre, a café and a store.
Designed by Children Museum experts from Chicago and modeled on some of the best Children’s Museums around the world, Stellar Children’s Museum is packed with interactive play areas. There are seven main galleries - Invent It, Build It, Discover It, Explore It, Live It, Create It and Splash It. Each gallery has many hands-on activities to ignite the imagination and curiosity of children. These galleries engage children in various learning concepts through arts & crafts, science and experiments, design and construction, geography and culture, pretend play and social skills and adventure & investigation. The children at play are supervised by experienced “Educators” who have knowledge of the curriculum taught at schools and have an understanding of the emotional and academic aptitude of children aged 0-8 years.
Stellar Children’s Museum also has a theater space which will host multiple activities, like workshops on music, dramatics, story-telling and “Mom & Me” programs for toddlers and parents. The Museum will also reach out to schools in the NCR region to invite students from Nursery to Grade 3 to visit the Museum as part of school trips.
Speaking on opening the Museum, Akshay Sethi, Managing Director, Stellar Children’s Museum said, “As parents of five year old twins we realized that there’s very little the city had to offer where we could take our kids to on a regular basis. We have experienced several Children’s Museums in the US and saw how our kids absolutely loved playing there and we felt happy because they were also learning new concepts. We were surprised that while there are over 300 Children’s Museums in the world, there was not a single one in India. Realizing there was significant gap in the space for educational play, we decided to bring the concept to India.”