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October Events & Programs

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

Lafayette, Colorado – WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder) today announced upcoming events and programs at the Museum for the month of October.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Plein Air Youth Artwork Exhibit – On Display October 1st to November 22nd

WOW! Children’s Museum is pleased to host the youth entries (ages 14 and under) from the 2014 Outdoor Creations Plein Air Art Show sponsored by Boulder County Parks & Open Space.  All art work with be displayed in WOW!’s Art Room from October 1st to November 22nd.

Colorado Educational Theatre Story Makers Workshop – Friday, October 10th

Time: 11:00am

Tales – Not Just for Animals!  Join a storyteller from Colorado Educational Theatre (CET) for favorite animal stories from around the world.  Children will help bring tales to life through songs, mime, creative movement and happy endings!  This special program is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, October 11th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for our monthly Craft Club program.  This month we’re making spooky Halloween crafts!  Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

Get Growing with Ollin Farms – Friday, October 17th

Time: 9:30am

Don’t miss the last Get Growing program of the season!  Help our friends from Ollin Farms wrap up the harvest season and prepare WOW!’s outdoor garden for the winter months. Garden program is included with Museum admission.

October Discovery Days – October 21st and October 22nd  

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm each day

Drop-in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science program.  This month, we’re mixing art and science together to learn about nature and Plein Air landscape artwork!  Special Guest: Boulder County Parks & Open Space on October 22nd.  Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

WOW!’s Halloween Party – Sunday, October 26th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Tickets: $12 per child; $6 for WOW! Members and adults are free

WOW! is throwing a Halloween Bash and you’re invited!  Come dressed in costume and enjoy pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, ooey gooey science activities, face painting and giveaways.  Plus, get a free portrait sitting of your little ghost or goblin courtesy of Jodi Ellen Photography.  For Tickets: http:/wowchildrensmuseum.eventbrite.com/

WOW!’s Halloween Party

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

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WOW! is throwing a Halloween Bash and you’re invited!  

Date: Sunday, October 26th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Scheduled Activities:

  • Halloween Crafts
  • Ooey Gooey Science Activities
  • Face Painting
  • Halloween Portrait Sitting with Jodi Ellen Photography
  • Giveaways and Treats
  • And of course playtime in the Museum!

Tickets: $12 per child; $6 per child for WOW! Members and free for adults!

Advanced ticket purchase strongly encouraged – a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Purchase Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wows-family-halloween-party-tickets-12551831867

Thank You to Event Supporters:

 

JodiEllen

 

 

 

 

New Landscaping – Check it out!

Posted on: September 29th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

Thanks to a generous in-kind donation from McStain Neighborhoods, the Museum has received redesigned new front landscaping. McStain Neighborhoods along with James Hoeft of Hoeft Designs, Rainbow Landscaping and Adrian Mendias of Unique Stone collectively donated $14,590 in new landscaping materials!

Landscaping – Before Photos:

Before 4  Before 5  Before 7

 

Landscaping – After Photos:

After with New sign  After 1  After 3

 

 

Vote for WOW! in the Best of Boulder East County Awards!

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

 

BOBECLOGO2014finalWe’re nominated in the Best Museum category in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder East County Awards and we would greatly appreciate your vote!  Voting is open through September 30th. Vote for WOW! and your other favorite East County businesses today!

To Vote: http://bit.ly/bobec2014

 

 

September Events & Programs

Posted on: August 28th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

Lafayette, Colorado – WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder) today announced upcoming events and programs at the Museum for the month of September.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Bears, Bears Everywhere! Book Reading with Sue Baer – September 6th  

Time: 11:00am

Join local children’s book author Sue Baer as she reads from her books Bears, Bears, Everywhere! and The Grumbly, Rumbly Thunder.  This special event is included with Museum admission.

September Discovery Days – September 16th & September 17th

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm each day

This month’s theme:  Sailing with Pirates

Discover your inner scientist!  Drop-in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science program.  This month, we’re learning about pirates and the sea.  Discovery Days activities are open for exploration from 10:00am-1:00pm and are included with Museum admission. 

Happy 125th Birthday Lafayette! – September 16th to September 19th

Help the City of Lafayette celebrate its Quasquicentennial 125th Anniversary by making a birthday card in WOW!’s Art Room to display at September’s Art Night Out.  Craft activity is included with Museum admission.

Talk Like a Pirate Day – September 19th  

Ahoy mateys! Come dressed in your pirate garb and help us celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  We’ll have pirate themed crafts, activities and a pirate story time.  This special event is included with Museum admission.

Rain, Rain Go Away with Keep it Clean Partnership – September 25th  

Time: 11:00am

Discover the journey that rain takes in an urban environment with an interactive model presented by the Keep it Clean Partnership.  Learn about water pollution and how we can prevent it! This special program is included with Museum admission.

Mad Science Gala & Auction Night!

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

Formula for Fun GraphicEach year WOW! Children’s Museum teaches thousands of children about the wonders of science.  Now it’s your turn to explore, experiment and examine, all to benefit WOW!’s exhibits and programs!  Please join us for WOW!’s Mad Science Gala & Auction Night on Friday, September 12th at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield.

Formula for Fun:

  • Start with appetizers, sit down dinner and complimentary beer, wine and cocktails until 9:00pm;
  • Swirl in an exciting silent and live auction conducted by Don Martin;
  • Slowly pour in a thrilling post dinner Science Lounge featuring hands-on science demonstrations for adults conducted by SparkFun, Barry Klueger-Bell and WOW! Children’s Museum;
  • Add more than a dash of generosity;
  • Heat slowly until BOOM instant fun!

Date: Friday, September 12th 2014

Time: 6:00pm-11:00pm

Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Boulevard, Broomfield

Special Guest Emcee: Ken Clark, Fox 31’s Good Day Colorado

Tickets: $90 per person or $600 for a Table of 8.  Tickets can purchased online by visiting: https://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/wowmuseum

WOW! would like to thank the following event sponsors for their generosity and support:

  • Sponsors: Snell & Wilmer LLP, Cloud Peak Energy, 1st Bank, Sheridan Ross PC, KKO Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC, Anne M. Larsen, State Farm Agent
  • In-Kind Sponsors & Supporters: Omni Interlocken Hotel and Republic National Distributing Company

Micro-Volunteering

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by Kim Brown No Comments

 

Micro-volunteering is a relatively new idea in the world of volunteer management. Micro-volunteering is performing small, quick actions that make a big difference when many people combine their efforts.  It has arisen in response to changes in the ways people prefer to volunteer their time, new ways we are connected and able to communicate in our modern era, and the attraction of volunteering with little time commitment.

A great example of micro-volunteering is Freerice.com.  Users play a vocabulary game and each question answered correctly results in rice donated to hungry people throughout the world.  The game is something that can be played at any time, for any length of time, anywhere.  Because of sponsors and the revenue from ads, the program is able to raise money and provide its hunger efforts, relying upon volunteers large numbers of people making the small contribution of time to play the game.

Other examples of micro-volunteering involve simple actions through social media such as following a nonprofit organization on Facebook or writing a positive review on a review website.  These actions can be performed with barely any burden upon the volunteer; they don’t require filling out an application, attending an orientation, performing a background check, or receiving any training.  They can, however, have impressive results when coupled with the efforts of other people doing the same thing.  One person sharing an invitation to a fundraiser may have little effect on its own, but a thousand people sharing an invitation to a fundraiser may result in many people attending or learning more about the organization.

A great thing about volunteering for WOW! Children’s Museum is that we offer a wide variety of roles with different requirements of time or skills.  You can volunteer working with children or without.  You can do unskilled tasks like cleaning or restocking supplies or help us with our database and marketing efforts.  You can volunteer every week to host an art activity, or you can micro-volunteer just once and help us that little bit.  All volunteer service is welcome and appreciated.

Learn more about micro-volunteering opportunities at WOW! here.

Learn more about our other volunteer opportunities here.

August Events & Programs

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

Lafayette, Colorado – WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder) today announced upcoming events and programs at the Museum for the month of August.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Jump, Wiggle & Spin Creative Movement Program – August 8th

Time: 10:30am

Get moving this summer!  WOW! is partnering with local organization Turning the Wheel to host a summer series of fun, interactive programs to help kids express themselves through creative movement and dance.  This special movement program is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – August 9th

Time: 10:00am-Noon

At this month’s Craft Club, we’re making summer sun visors!  Craft Club activities are geared for children ages 3 and up and are included with Museum admission.

Spellbinders Storytelling – August 14th & August 28th

Time: 10:30am

Spellbinders storytelling brings literacy, art, inspiration, and the human touch to eager listeners!  The Spellbinders storytelling program is included with Museum admission.

Get Growing Garden Program – August 15th

Time: 10:30am

Join our friends from Ollin Farms as they tend to WOW!’s outdoor garden.  This month, help us harvest veggies and prepare the garden for the autumn months!  The garden program is included with Museum admission.

August Discovery Days – August 19th & August 20th   

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm each day

This month’s theme:  Investigating Dinosaurs

Discover your inner scientist!  Drop-in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science program.  This month, we’re learning about dinosaurs!  Discovery Days activities are open for exploration from 10:00am-1:00pm and are included with Museum admission.

Accepting Crayons to Calculators Donations through July 31st

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

C2CWOW! is pleased to serve as a collection site for the 2014 Crayons to Calculators school-supplies drive.  Drop off your donations at the Museum by July 31st!

The 2014 Crayons to Calculators school-supplies drive is in full-effect! Having the necessary supplies is a critical component to eliminating the achievement gap, and right here in Boulder and St. Vrain Valley there are thousands of kids who cannot afford basic school supplies.

Crayons to Calculators provides over 9,000 backpacks full of supplies to students across Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District. With your help we can reach every student who needs a backpack and school supplies, thus equipping every student within our two districts with the basic tools they need to succeed from day-one.

There are several simple and fun ways to help provide school supplies to kids in need. You can donate a backpack full of supplies yourself (a fun and impactful activity to do with your own children), you can donate money to enable us to purchase school supplies ($60-$80 fills a backpack with supplies), or you can donate your time stuffing backpacks at our facility inside the Arapahoe Campus school at 6500 Arapahoe.

If you would like to become involved with Crayons to Calculators this summer, or if you are in need of a backpack, please visit CrayonsToCalculators.org or email  Grant Simon.

July Events & Program

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

Lafayette, Colorado – WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder) today announced upcoming events and programs at the Museum for the month of July.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – July 12th

Time: 10:00am-Noon

At this month’s Craft Club, we’re making bug crafts!  Craft Club activities are geared for children ages 3 and up and are included with Museum admission.

July Discovery Days – July 15th & July 16th 

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm each day

This month’s theme:  Make a Splash!

Discover your inner scientist!  Drop-in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science program.  This month, we’re learning about and playing with water.  Discovery Days activities are open for exploration from 10:00am-1:00pm and are included with Museum admission.

Jump, Wiggle & Spin Creative Movement Program – July 18th

Time: 10:30am

Get moving this summer!  WOW! is partnering with local organization Turning the Wheel to host a summer series of fun, interactive programs to help kids express themselves through creative movement and dance.  This special program is included with Museum admission.

Investigating Dinosaurs Exhibit Grand Opening Celebration – July 26th

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

WOW! is celebrating the opening of the new Investigating Dinosaurs exhibit with a Dino-riffic party!  Enjoy dinosaur crafts, fossils that kids can see and touch and explore the new exhibit that features hands-on dinosaur activities for children and families.  This special event is included with Museum admission.

Get In Touch

Address:
110 N. Harrison Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone:
(303) 604-2424

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Toddler Hour 9am-10am
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Monday: Closed


WOW! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Upcoming Events

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Discovery Days

October 21, 2014

110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, CO 80026

This Month’s Topic: We ♥ Art
Discover your inner scientist! Drop in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science sessions. This month, we’re celebrating our Plein Air Art exhibit! Activities are open for exploration from 10:00am-1:00pm and are included with your Museum admission.

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Discovery Days

October 22, 2014

110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, CO 80026

This Month’s Topic: We ♥ Art
Discover your inner scientist! Drop in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science sessions. This month, we’re celebrating our Plein Air Art exhibit! Activities are open for exploration from 10:00am-1:00pm and are included with your Museum admission.

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Boulder County Parks & Open Space

October 22, 2014

110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA

Guests from Boulder County Parks & Open Space will visit Discovery Days to celebrate our temporary Plein Air Art Exhibit with a butterfly craft! Learn more about Plein Art here: http://www.bouldercounty.org/os/events/pages/paintout.aspx

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WOW! Family Halloween Party!

October 26, 2014

WOW! is a having a Halloween bash, and you're invited! Wear your finest costume and come to the Museum for pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, an ooey gooey science demonstration, and giveaways. Tickets required for this event.

For tickets in advance, visit http://wowchildrensmuseum.eventbrite.com/. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

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