The Child Creativity Lab to Host a Showcase Introducing a New Children's Museum Concept for Orange County

Feb. 20, 2014


ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (February 20, 2014) – On March 27, 2014, “The Re-launch into Creativity” will bring together key stakeholders within the Orange County region to address the importance of creativity by engaging in and discovering more about the underlying unmet need, vision, concepts, plans, and launch strategy for the Child Creativity Lab (CCL). This invitation-only event will be held at the newly developed event facility, The Eureka Building, located in Irvine, California.

Leaders from community organizations, corporations vested in Orange County, the education sector, and others will learn about the need for this specialty children’s museum and the positive impact that it can have on the future of their communities in terms of leadership building, workforce development, and educational achievement when children are given the opportunity to develop and express their own unique style of creative thinking.

The keynote speaker of the event will be Ashley Merryman, the New York Times best seller and coauthor of the Newsweek cover article, “The Creativity Crisis”. In addition, the CCL will facilitate activities and exhibits for attendees to observe and participate in to generate much-needed appreciation for creativity and examples of activities that can stimulate the creative mind. The event will highlight artwork from a creative reuse art workshop facilitated by the CCL earlier in the month at The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, along with a memorable live upcycling artists exhibition.

The Child Creativity Lab (CCL) is a planned specialty children's museum that will nurture the creative mindset of our children in the headwinds of the busy lifestyles of working parents, the consuming technology culture of our youth, and standardized testing. The CCL vision is to inspire children to challenge their comfort levels and thereby raising their potential for personal development and contributions to society.

This not-for-profit children's museum is set to open in 2017 and will feature a spacious facility unique for its eclectic array of guided and self-directed creative development stations and exhibits that are safe, hands-on, purposeful, and yet fun, engaging, and similar in excitement level and entertainment value of jump houses and other "pure-play" amusement centers. These experiential activities will center on building creativity, divergent thinking, problem solving, and ability to innovate.

The Child Creativity Lab is fiscally sponsored by Charitable Ventures of Orange County, a 501(c)(3). For general information, visit

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