The new Jairus Brewster Children’s Gallery at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society featuring the exhibit Explore, is the newest attraction for the youth in Barbados.
This one of kind, dynamic, interactive gallery is designed to keep them engaged while learning and playing. The gallery would not have been possible without the support of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, which is currently in partnership with the Barbados Museum & Historical Society.
The Jairus Brewster Children’s Gallery is designed to captivate the interest of children, through hands-on-learning, while engaging with the interactive exhibits. Children’s curiosity and creativity are stimulated as they have fun and play. It offers many opportunities for them to understand the world around using and developing skillsets which can assist with their development.
Yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for culture, John King, and Permanent Secretary Jehu Wiltshire of the same ministry, received a guided tour of the gallery by the Director and Deputy of the Barbados Museum Alissandra Cummins and Kevin Farmer.
During his tour Minister King remarked: “This is just fantastic, it is a wonderful place for the kids to come and enjoy the Museum in a completely different way. Here you have the opportunity for them to learn.” He added that children could develop their “motor skills, critical thinking” and that it was fun and interactive.
Minister King noted: “Being the only one (interactive children’s gallery) of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean, it sets us apart from any other destination. So I’m hoping as we open during this summer period that even persons who are travelling who find themselves on the island during this time will make a special effort to come and visit the gallery.”
Farmer encouraged parents and guardians to bring their kids to tour the new Children’s Gallery, “where they can come and learn in an interactive and engaging environment, where for once in the Museum, they can touch and play with everything.”
Persons interested in visiting and exploring this new and exciting interactive Children’s Gallery can call the Museum at 538-0201 or email [email protected] Visits are by appointment, and spaces per each tour are limited due to the COVID-19 protocols which are in place. Follow @BarbadosMuseum on facebook or Instagram for more information about the Gallery. (PR)