Mini-Factory at The Mattress Factory / Photo: Ben Filio
Mini-Factory at The Mattress Factory / Photo: Ben Filio

Big ideas for small people

Mini-Factory, a project of The Mattress Factory, is an interactive learning program designed specifically for young children and their families that uses contemporary installation art and space as the basis for enabling parents and educators to explore education ideas. The Mini-Factory includes a portable pop-up installation space, printed and online materials for parents and teachers to use with their young children for visits to the museum and beyond, and a schedule of free programming for families at the Mattress Factory and partner sites.The resources this project provides are essential in a time when many low-income education initiatives like Head Start are losing funding, allowing parents and teachers to engage children in the creative, open learning environment that a contemporary art museum engenders.

Mini-Factory was last modified: December 5th, 2014 by Matt Hannigan