-- National Children's Museum provides engaging family activities, featuring Healthy Food Crowns and Fun Faberge Eggs --
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Children's Museum (NCM) announces that it has partnered with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to support the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll.
The 2011 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place today on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, "Get Up and Go!" All of the activities encourage children to lead healthy and active lives, which is a central part of the First Lady's 'Let's Move!' initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. In addition, official White House Easter Eggs, sold by NPF, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Scheduled to open in 2013, the National Children's Museum (NCM) will be a world-class cultural and educational center dedicated to engaging children and empowering them to make a difference. The mission of NCM is to inspire children to care about and improve the world. Through its interactive exhibits, online community (www.ncm.museum), and unique national programs and partnerships, NCM is transforming the concept of a traditional museum by becoming a catalyst and forum for a national movement to inspire and empower kids to speak up, take action, and get engaged in their communities. Through 2013, NCM is operating as a Museum Without Walls, participating in a variety of community events and working with other arts and cultural organizations to develop creative partnerships that benefit kids and families. In 2009, NCM opened the Launch Zone, a 2,700 square-foot space at National Harbor where kids and families can prototype and test exhibit and program concepts. www.ncm.museum
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's 394 national parks, including the South Lawn of the White House. NPF assists in the coordination and planning of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll and also accepts donations to benefit the event. Chartered by Congress, NPF works hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks, so they are protected for present and future generations. It is a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens took action to first establish, then protect and endow our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America's national parks. To learn more visit www.nationalparks.org.
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SOURCE National Children's Museum