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Children's Museum of Bogota

'''The Children's Museum of Bogota(Fundacion Museo de los Ninos''') is a privately managed museum foundation in Bogota, Colombia's capital city, established in 1986 and aimed at teaching children about science, technology, culture and arts. The foundation operates the Children's Museum in an 8,000 m building in the geographical center of Bogota, in which over 23 different modules and hundreds of individual exhibits are housed. The museum serves approximately 150,000 visitors per year — 69% of them children under 11 years of age that come to "learn by playing" in the exhibits.

In addition to guided tours, the Children's Museum conducts workshops, special vacation programs for children and highly structured events for schools.

To celebrate their 15th anniversary, the museum invited the most important young Colombian artists to each paint a mural on the museum walls. This resulted in a collection of 42 murals which have become a landmark for art students in Bogota. Another highly important program of the Museum is the "Computer Clubhouse" — an international program promoted by the Intel Corporation and the Museum of Science, Boston. "Computer Clubhouse" teaches children of low income families computer skills for computer animation, graphic design, composing and editing, as a mean to close the digital divide in our society. An introduction to robotics is also included in this program.

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Museo de los Ninos de Bogota

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