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Association of Childrens Museums

2711 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

Phone: 703-224-3100
Fax: 703-224-3099
Category: Museum
State: Virginia

Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and specimens, which they hold in trust for society. This definition includes art galleries with collections of works of art, as well as museums with historical collections of objects. 

The museum is a non-profit, permanent structure in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.