About Us


Our Mission

As a private non-profit educational center, The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, Inc. is a play-based learning environment dedicated to offering unique and innovative hands-on learning adventures in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, providing the joy and wonder of discovery to children and families from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Meet Our Staff

Chris Brandon

Executive Director

Meet Our Board

Melanie McCormick 

Board President

Rachel Smith

Education Curator

Kristin Luis

Board Member

Melissa Knight

Grant Writer

Casey Gilles

Board Member

Martha Simonian

Visitor Services

Rachel Croft

Board Secretary


Sara Knight

Assistant to the Director

Jennifer Merideth

Board Member

Morganna McCormick

Visitor Service Representative

Lucia Patterson

Board Member

Nathan Tobey

Board Member