“Passport to the World is designed to expose children to a variety of cultures and to affirm each child’s own cultural identity and ethnic heritage. It is our hope that programs like Passport to Persia help prepare young children to thrive in a world that is increasingly interracial and intercultural, and demonstrates to them that cultural differences should not be simply tolerated, but appreciated, encouraged and nurtured,” said Keith McCormick, CCM’s director of cultural programming.
“Passport to Persia is important to the Persian community in so many ways. It provides a venue to showcase our culture as well as a forum where others can learn about it. The most exciting part of the program for me is watching the kids look around and turn to their parents and say ‘Mommy Daddy, they are like us!’ All of our cultures are rich in their own way and CCM allows us all to come together and appreciate one another,” said Passport to Persia Committee Chair Neda Nabavi.
About Chicago Children’s Museum
Chicago Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization committed to creating a community where play and learning connect. CCM teaches children through hands-on, interactive exhibits and programs. With over fifteen interactive exhibits such as CCM’s newest permanent exhibit, Skyline and new activities daily, every visit is unique for parents, caregivers, educators and children from toddlers to 10 years. Located at Navy Pier, Chicago’s number one attraction at 700 East Grand Avenue, CCM is the final stop for CTA buses #29, #65, #66 and #124. For more information, please visit www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org.