Bosses for Babies

How This Boss Makes an Impact for Children in Florida

Florida Children's Museum's mission is to curate the world for all children to explore. Part of curating these learning experiences is inviting the grownups to get involved. We value those adult-child interactions that make "ah-ha" moments so powerful. For over 30 years, the children's museum has had a child-friendly office policy. All staff and their dependents are given free telehealth that includes mental health counseling and nutritional services. Our generous PTO policy is for both hourly and salaried employees and includes paid parental leave. Being family-friendly is part of our mission and will always extend to our team.


Kerry Falwell is the CEO of Florida Children’s Museum. She joined the Lakeland-based museum in November 2017. Programs under her leadership have won the inaugural State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Award, Non-Profit of the Year, and "Best" Museum. Kerry has worked in the creative industries for over 15 years in education, partnerships, fundraising, and marketing. In her volunteer life, Kerry is honored to be Chair for the Lakeland Mayor’s Council on the Arts and Treasurer for the United Way Director’s Council.