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


Sara Knight

Assistant to the Director

Rachel Croft

Board Secretary

Martha Simonian

Visitor Services

Nathan Tobey

Board Member

Morganna McCormick

Visitor Service Representative

Michele Stokes

Board Member

Chenay Pointer

Curator/Field Trip Coordinator