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CIVICKIDS at the KHOJ Museum in Ahmedabad, India

CMA extends a giant thank you to the KHOJ Museum in Ahmedabad, India, for involving us in a month of programming. Alongside CMA and CIVICKIDS partners worldwide, the KHOJ examined Histories and Traditions in December. Children in NYC and Ahmedabad participated in conversation surrounding lessons in storytelling and viewing differing perspectives. Take a look at the KHOJ’s programming and check out what their young leaders made and shared.

The month kicked off with the exhibition opening “Learning Science While Playing.” The show, curated by Kathan Kothari, surrounded traditional toys of India, like clay whistles and catapults, and examined how they relate to scientific principles.

Because Ahmedabad is a 600 year-old city packed full of history, the city hosts a series of Heritage Walks throughout the year. The KHOJ led two Heritage Walks especially for children and their families, one focusing on street food, and the other on historic landmarks.

On December 15, the KHOJ hosted Chalo Charkho Ramiye: A Workshop on Handspinning by Avani Varia.

On December 22 and 23, the KHOJ hosted Block Printing and Mata Ni Pachedi workshops by Swati Jangir and Jagdish Chitara.

The KHOJ also had a Postcard Party, our current January CIVICKIDS project. Follow the How-To and share your own with #CMACIVICKIDS!

Check out all of the KHOJ Museum’s photos from December on our Flickr page!

KHOJ means “Search or Discovery” in Hindi. KHOJ is India’s first dynamic children’s museum, aiming to create a scientific temper among children’s and adults alike by exploring the simple everyday phenomena happening around us. The museum goes under a complete metamorphosis every few months by focusing on different relevant themes to Children, Community, Country and the Globe. Learn more at khojmuseum.org.

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google.

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