Bootheel Youth Museum

700A N. Douglas
Malden, MO 63863


Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday 1 pm- 4 pm

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Bootheel Youth Museum is to foster an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and an insatiable curiosity about life.


The purpose of the Bootheel Youth Museum is to focus all available federal, state, regional, local, and private resources to provide children, adults, and families the advantage of a local children’s museum, offering a method of fostering a natural curiosity in the fields stated in our mission.  In achieving this purpose, the board of directors and the members of the museum are committed to working toward these goals: To insure community awareness of and response to the mission of the museum; To provide the necessary facilities, displays, mobility, and resources to meet the mission of the museum and To encourage participation of all the children, adults, families, and organizations in our area.


The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, Missouri, offers children exciting, inventive (and educational) fun! Where else can you stand inside a bubble, "freeze" your shadow on a wall, write a check at the bank or make music on sewer pipes? These are just a few of the experiences you'll enjoy at the BYM!

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