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Congresswoman Julia Brownley Visits Future Home of kidSTREAM

Pictured L to R: Michael Shanklin, Shari Mogridge, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Iris Ilao, Bryan Yee, Jacy Yu

CAMARILLO, California, April 10, 2024 - Congresswoman Julia Brownley visited kidSTREAM Children's Museum today to learn more about the history of the project and plans for construction as the museum prepares to scale its impact on the community. As a steadfast advocate for education, Congresswoman Julia Brownley recognizes the critical role of organizations like kidSTREAM in providing accessible learning opportunities for children of all backgrounds.

“As a mother and grandmother, I know all too well the importance of creating positive learning environments for children that are not only accessible and support children's growth and development but are also engaging and fun. I recently had the opportunity to visit the future site of the kidSTREAM Children’s Museum in Camarillo, where creativity and a sense of wonder will be nurtured for children across our region,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley. “In this incredible space, children will have immersive experiences in the fields of science and technology while developing critical skills in reading and mathematics. Through kidSTREAM, we are investing in our future while children explore, play, and discover.”

Michael Shanklin, Executive Director of kidSTREAM, welcomed Congresswoman Julia Brownley and highlighted the museum's dedication to serving the community, even before fully opening. "We are thrilled to have Congresswoman Julia Brownley visit kidSTREAM and for the chance to explore the various opportunities and challenges that Ventura County faces and be proactive to help solve them," Shanklin said. "Her support reinforces the importance of investing in early childhood education and ensuring equal access to STEM opportunities for all children."

Bryan Yee, Board President of kidSTREAM, echoed Shanklin's sentiments, emphasizing the museum's role in increasing access to early childhood educational experiences across the region. "We're thrilled to showcase how kidSTREAM is paving the way for a brighter future for all children growing up in our community, equipping them with the skills and confidence to thrive in an ever-changing world."

For more information about kidSTREAM Children's Museum, visit

About kidSTREAM

kidSTREAM is an emerging children’s museum, coming soon to Ventura County. With a focus on science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math (the “STREAM” in kidSTREAM), the museum aims to inspire curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills in young learners. Because early childhood educational experiences can change a child’s life trajectory, kidSTREAM is committed to access for all children, regardless of socioeconomic, physical, developmental and emotional ability. Through interactive exhibits, educational programs, and community partnerships, the museum will provide an engaging environment where kids explore, play, and discover.

Media and Press Inquiries

Contact: Bryan Yee

Board Chair and President

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