Scott Family Amazeum Provides Passes to Springdale Family Literacy Program
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (July 11, 2016) — The Scott Family Amazeum has provided 200 single-day passes to the Springdale Family Literacy Center to be used in its programs.
“Our goal has always been to ensure that anyone who wants to visit the Amazeum has a path to our door, to engage in powerful play here and to share this experience as a family,” said Sam Dean, executive director of the Amazeum. “Many families don’t see museums as a place where they belong, where they are welcome. We want all families to come try us and make their own decisions.”
The donation is part of the museum’s Amazeum for All program, which helps eliminate socio-economic barriers for families who want to visit the children’s museum in Bentonville. Amazeum for All is currently funded by the museum’s contributing members and donations received on Priceless Nights, the pay-as-you-wish evenings held most Wednesday nights.
“The Amazeum couldn’t be anywhere else because it is such a reflection of this region. We want to ensure that we also reflect the rich cultures in Northwest Arkansas,” said Dean.
The Springdale Family Literacy Center serves parents of children in the Springdale school district for whom English is not a native language. “We serve families who are working very hard to improve their literacy skills while also juggling job and family responsibilities. It is great to offer them the opportunity to have a fun, educational experience as a family,” said Dr. Mary Bridgforth, ESL director for the Springdale Public Schools. The center will be able to use the passes as it sees fit for the families that it serves.
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About the Scott Family Amazeum
The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families in Northwest Arkansas. Located at the intersection of J Street and Museum Way in Bentonville, the Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, the 3M Tinkering Hub, and nearly one acre of outdoor space. For more information about the museum, visit amazeum.org.