Mission and History
The mission of Imagine Children’s Museum is to utilize playful learning to enrich children’s lives.
We are committed to:
|C||elebrating creativity and imagination|
|H||elping young learners thrive|
|I||nstilling a community connection|
|L||earning experiences powered by play|
|D||eveloping unique exhibits and programs|
|R||eaching out to all children|
|E||mbracing diversity and inclusion|
|N||urturing child/caring adult interaction|
Imagine Children’s Museum emerged in 1991 as the result of a grassroots effort to fulfill the need in Snohomish County for a place where children and their families could spend quality time together year round.
Until September 2004, Imagine operated in small leased spaces. A capital campaign—distinguished by the unwavering dedication of staff and generous donors—resulted in the purchase of a permanent home in downtown Everett. Since then, our exceptional programs, exhibits and activities have drawn over two million people from all over the greater Puget Sound area and beyond. In 2016 alone we served more than 242,000 people through the Museum and outreach programming for local children and families. Imagine Children’s Museum remains to be the only place of its kind in Snohomish County.