The Children’s Museum is Honored to Receive Top Travel Writer’s Award

Joey Amato | July 14, 2021

The Power of Children exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis evokes feelings of astonishment, pride and amazement as children and families learn about the impact young people have had on the world. Today, travel writers who have seen the best of the best while visiting museums and attractions around the country are hailing it with a GEMmy—a coveted award created by the Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA). The award recognizes attractions, tours, facilities, accommodations, and experiences that exemplify the joy, discovery, and education that travel can bring. MTJA members travel extensively around the USA and internationally, and they nominate the most outstanding “gems of travel” for recognition because they offer travelers an exceptional experience.

Here’s what the reporters wrote in their nomination of TCM:

  • Elizabeth Granger: Since its inception, The Power of Children has chronicled the lives of three people who, as children, impacted the world in huge ways. Anne Frank, Ryan White and Ruby Bridges didn’t set out to impress the world with their courage, but when destiny called, each stepped up in remarkable ways. Each has an unforgettable story which can forever impact others.
  • Amy Lynch: Anyone who’s ever been to The Children’s Museum has come away wowed by its sheer scale and the quality of its content and programming. Celebrating the lives of Anne Frank, Ryan White and Ruby Bridges, the Power of Children serves as a valuable and moving reminder that the youngest among us are often capable of making some of the biggest lasting impacts – which is especially timely in this modern day and age, where passionate and compassionate young people are making their voices heard and making a difference to better our world.
  • Jackie Sheckler Finch: Among all the fun and learning activities at the museum, this special children’s exhibit is a true treasure.

“The Power of Children exhibit is near and dear to my heart because it speaks directly to what people can do to make a difference in the world no matter what obstacles they face,” said Jennifer Pace Robinson, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum. “We are honored that the prestigious MTJA recognizes the strength of young people who positively impacted the world through their courage and optimism and we are proud to share that story with all who visit.”

On September 19, 2021, The Children’s Museum will add a fourth young person who has made a major difference in girls’ right to education. That child is Malala Yousafzai. The experiences of these remarkable young people have prompted the creation of a special awards program each November which recognizes youth throughout the country who make significant contributions and create important projects to benefit others.