In October 12, 2013 the Taylor Swift Education Center officially opened at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Taylor’s $4 million gift to endow the center is the largest individual artist gift in the Hall of Fame’s history.
The Taylor Swift Education Center, which encompasses parts of two floors and features three classrooms, a learning lab and a state-of-the-art children’s exhibit gallery, increases the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s educational capacity up to seven-fold (the museum previously had one classroom).
Home to the museum’s award-winning educational programs, the Taylor Swift Education Center offers a fun space for unique hands-on experiences connected to the museum’s content. Three classrooms, a videoconference lab, an interactive gallery, and more create an exciting learning environment for all ages.
Open during museum hours, the education center also features youth art installations and special artifact cases. With programs that include curriculum-connected activities for school groups, tailored programs for toddlers, afterschool workshops for teens, and book talks for curious adults, the Taylor Swift Education Center is a special dedicated space where visitors of all ages can experience the culture of country music.
The classroom spaces are adjacent to a visible design studio; this space features thematic displays, e.g. dozens of instruments, and allows students to observe museum curators at work. The children’s gallery, situated on the second floor, will be a dedicated exhibit space for young patrons and will be filled with hands-on, interactive exhibits. The classrooms and learning lab are open; gallery space has opened in March, 2014.
Taylor has visited the Education Center multiple times since its opening.