Children’s Museum centre of the Novgorod Museum reserve offers a complex variety of forms of work with children. Every Sunday at 15.00 children and parents can visit the Club weekend and exhibitions of Children of the Museum center. The whole family visitors perform creative tasks on the master classes, which are held by museums and masters of applied art.
Each month opens its doors to everyone interested in Music and art salon “Pictures at an exhibition”. Here each child can Express themselves in drawing, music, dancing. At the end of each meeting there is a one-day Exhibition,” from children’s drawings and “sweet table” for everyone. At the Children’s Museum centre regularly organizes interactive tours, cognitive – developmental and folk games and events that make joint leisure activities for children and adults more interesting.
The space Children’s Museum centre organises various exhibitions. Priority is given to the exhibition of children’s creativity, education and the creative teams of the city. Annually organized and created a thematic exhibition dedicated to the holidays, events, people. In the exhibition halls of the common projects of the Museum with art studios, artists and craftsmen of Great Novgorod and other cities. One of the permanent exhibitions of the Children’s Museum center – exhibition “City boy Onfim”.
In one of the pits in Veliky Novgorod were opened 17 children’s textbooks on the bark of the XIII century with the entry of letters and syllables of the alphabet, children’s drawings, including signed a young author by the name of Onfim. This rare find has entered the history books. Name Onfim, his image has become a brand DMZ, and familiarity with the history of medieval Novgorod young visitors we offer through the “journey” in “City boy Onfim” together with this historical character.
Dynamic rows in the exhibition allow the child to participate in an active process (to get the role of “archaeologist”, to build a farmstead of medieval Novgorod, play toys Onfim, to measure tissue “elbow”, to try to spin thread and weave weaving mill, together with Onfim to attend a lesson in medieval school to write on the tzera (wax tablet) psalom letter, and so on) to learn historical information through play
During the exhibition you can visit the specially designed educational programs for exhibitions. Visitors can delve into the past, to take part in the excursion-game with elements of theatricality.
The Museum helps educational institutions of the city in the implementation of various educational programs, historic and cultural spheres. They have a certain consistency and continuity and involve a more in-depth study of the history and culture of Russia on Museum material. Currently developed 29 passes for preschools, schools and grammar schools and secondary specialized and higher educational institutions.