The Museum is consistently recognized as the Bay Area's best! Here is a selected list of recent accolades.


  • The Center has recently been awarded a significant grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in recognition of its tremendous teacher professional development program. Through the grant, the Center will train 500 teachers from preschools and elementary schools that serve a high proportion of students from low-income families. The professional development will focus on standards-based STEM teaching that is engaging, developmentally-appropriate, rigorous and fun!, 2014
  • Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education, Center for Childhood Creativity’s professional development program, 2014
  • San Francisco Business Times, Bay Area's Most Influential Women, Karyn Flynn, CEO & Executive Director, 2013
  • MetLife Foundation and Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), Promising Practice Award, 2002


    • Southern Marin Mothers' Club, Favorite Museum to Bring the Kids and Favorite Rainy Day Activity, 2014
    • Bay Area Parent Magazine, Best Museum, 2014 and 2013
    • Marin Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards , Best Summer Camp, 2013
    • North Bay Bohemian, Best Imagination Center, 2014
      Best Museum and Best Birthday Place, 2013, 2011, 2010
      Best Family Destination & Best Imagination Center, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
    • Red Tricycle, Totally Awesome Museum, 2011
    • San Francisco Bay Guardian, Best Nearby Discovery 2009
    • Pacific Sun, Best Place for a Kid's Party, Hall of Fame (winner for several consecutive years)
    • Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Best Enviro-Friendly Place, 2008

    Historical Preservation

    • California Preservation Foundation, Preservation Design Award, 2005
    • San Francisco Architectural Foundation, Architecture and Youth Award, 2000
    • National Historic Preservation Award from the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1992


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