Family visiting the museum

YOUNG EXPLORER BAG

Are you visiting the Museum with a young child? Check out a Young Explorer Bag to use together in the galleries.

What is a Young Explorer Bag?

Designed with the young child in mind, the Young Explorer Bag includes fun and educational activities and materials, as well as a caregiver’s guide to the Museum experience.

See What's Inside

This book offers a self-guided tour of the Museum. It contains touchable texture pages inspired by featured objects, guided conversation and activity prompts for caregivers, and a sensory-friendly map of the Museum.

Sensory book open wide

Who is this for?

The Young Explorer Bag is recommended for visitors with children ages 2 – 7. Older children or those with sensory needs might also enjoy adapting the bag to their own abilities and interests.

 

How do I check out a Young Explorer Bag?

  • Available for free checkout with Museum Admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Advance reservation is required. Please allow a minimum of one hour’s notice. We welcome reservations days or weeks in advance. Please email FamilyFun@countrymusichalloffame.org with the date and time of your visit to request a reservation.

Resources for your visit

Quieter times and space

  • While we cannot guarantee certain times will be slower than others, the early morning (9:00 to 11:00 AM) and late afternoon (3:00 to 5:00 PM) on weekdays tend to be less busy.
  • To find a quiet space, dim space, or seating area, use this family-friendly map as a guide.
  • Nursing mothers: Ask a staff member, and we will help you find the First Aid room or a private classroom.

Young Explorers Bags are made possibly by PNC.

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