The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) is committed to advancing the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity and its cultivation. Our unique approach to research includes the Creative Thinking Research Lab, the Distance Research Project, and our own published white papers that summarize key academic studies and provide new frameworks for understanding creativity development.

Through these efforts, CCC supports cutting-edge and original research related to child development and creativity and connects the Bay Area Discovery Museum community in a meaningful way to leading research institutions.

Published Research

CCC authors white papers summarizing relevant empirical findings from a broad range of disciplines to cull meaningful practical advice related to children and creativity.

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Distance Research Project

The Distance Research Project allows researchers from across the country to partner with the CCC to collect data. CCC staff is trained to carry out the study at the Bay Area Discovery Museum on behalf of the researchers.

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Creative Thinking Research Lab

The Creative Thinking Research Lab was established at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in early 2013. This on-site research lab provides researchers with a place to study cognitive components of creativity and child development with museum visitors.

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