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Join our Member Think Tank

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

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Are you a WOW! Member who’s interested in helping guide exhibit prototypes and giving feedback to Museum Staff? Join our Member Think Tank and help make the Museum even better! The Member Think Tank meets every other month and children are welcome. To find out more, please contact Olivia Ameigh, Development Director.

July Events & Programs

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

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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.

Get Growing Garden Program – Friday, July 3rd
Time: 9:30am
Join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they tend to WOW!’s outdoor garden. Come lend a helping hand as we dig and explore the garden and learn about what plants need to grow! Garden program is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, July 11th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Feeling crafty? Join us for our monthly Craft Club program. This month, we’re making a crab cup craft. Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

Colorado Conservatory of Dance Ballet Workshop – Saturday, July 18th
Time: 11:00am
Children of all ages are encouraged to learn ballet steps and terminology in a mini-ballet class hosted by the Colorado Conservatory of Dance. Children will experience the thrill of taking a real ballet class in a fun and interactive way! This dance program is included with Museum admission.

Sensory Friendly Playtime – Sunday, July 19th
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Sensory Friendly Playtime is a special Museum event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. WOW! will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights and provide adaptive equipment to offer a safe and fun experience for all! Krista Reinhardt-Ruprech of Big Dog Little Dog Healing Arts will also be facilitating special art therapy activities. Reservations are required and space is limited. To reserve your space contact Olivia Ameigh, olivia@wowchildrensmuseum.org. A special thank you to KidSPOT Pediatric Therapies and RengenerationKids for their generous support of this program.

July Discovery Days – Tuesday, July 21st and Wednesday, July 22nd
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm each day
This month’s topic: Make a Splash!
Discover your inner scientist! Drop-in and explore our monthly hands-on science program. This month, we’re learning about and playing with water and bubbles. Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

Happy Birthday to Lulu! – Thursday, July 30th
Time: 1:00pm
Help us celebrate Lulu the Bearded Dragon’s 12th birthday! Our Lulu Guru volunteers will be bringing some other reptile and amphibian friends to join the party! Included with Museum admission.

Our Animal Friends at Discovery Days

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by Renee No Comments

 

We hope that you’re enjoying this month’s theme “Our Animal Friends”, featuring the Wild Side Roundup giraffe sculpture outside the Museum. There’s so much to learn about these fascinating creatures, such as how their long necks work. Please join us at Discovery Days for more animal-related activities from 10:00am-1:00pm on June 16 and 17. Discovery Days activities and crafts are included with Museum admission.

On Wednesday, June 17th don’t miss special animal guests from the Denver Zoo from 10:00am-11:00am!

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Show Us Your Love and Vote for WOW!

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

KOAA 2015 Nominee

We’re nominated in the Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Denver survey presented by KidsOutandAbout.com.  Help us get to #1 and place your vote by June 15th!

Click here to vote today!

 

June Events & Programs

Posted on: May 29th, 2015 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 June.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Get Growing Garden Program – Thursday, June 4th 

Time: 11:00am

Join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they tend to WOW!’s outdoor garden.  Come lend a helping hand as we dig and explore the garden and learn about what plants need to grow!  Garden program is included with Museum admission.

Colorado Educational Theatre Workshop – Friday, June 5th

Time: 11:30am

Tales of animals, both foolish and wise, will delight and inspire early learners.  Children will help stories unfold through mime, creative movement activities and songs!  This storytelling workshop is presented by Colorado Educational Theatre featuring Hugo Jon Sayles, Teaching Artist.  Included with Museum admission.

Giraffe Day – Friday, June 12th

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

In celebration of the new Wild Side Roundup giraffe sculpture outside the Museum, we’re hosting a Giraffe Day!  Come learn about giraffes, play games, make giraffe themed crafts and admire the amazing sculpture.  We thank the City of Lafayette and LCAC for allowing the Museum to host a 2015 Art on the Street sculpture.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, June 13th   

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Feeling crafty?  Join us for our monthly Craft Club program.  This month, we’re celebrating summer and are making sun visors!  Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

June Discovery Days – Tuesday, June 16th and Wednesday, June 17th

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

This month’s topic: Our Animal Friends

Discover your inner scientist!  Drop-in and explore our monthly hands-on science program.  This month, we’re learning about different kinds of animals. Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.                                                                                                                                                 

Visit with Denver Zoo Animals – Wednesday, June 17th   

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Come see some special animal visitors from the Denver Zoo!  Celebrate the wonder and awe of animals and learn about our special animal guests from Denver Zoo staff members.  Included with Museum admission.

Thank you, Qualcomm Volunteers!

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Kim Brown No Comments

On Monday, May 18, 2015 Qualcomm sent a group of 13 volunteers to help us for the morning here at WOW! Children’s Museum. The volunteers were able to help us repaint our front entry bench, as well as walls in our activity rooms. They also helped to take down and store our Dinosaurs exhibit and install our new Build It exhibit. All told, they provided nearly 40 hours of volunteer time. We are very grateful for the time and skills that they brought to WOW! and we look forward to working with them again in the future!

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If you have a corporate group that you would like to bring in to volunteer at WOW!, please contact

Kim Brown.

Educational Resources for Homeschoolers

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Renee No Comments

 

If you homeschool your child, or if you just want your child to keep learning over summer vacation, you might like the Educators Page on our website. It has exhibit-related activities that you and your child can do at home, either before or after you visit our Museum.

The Just for Kids page has some fun coloring pages and recipes to make at home too!

Enjoy!

 

WOW! Board of Directors Recruiting!

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Kim Brown No Comments

Do you love WOW! Children’s Museum? Are you interested in utilizing your professional skills to impact WOW! and the community that we serve? If so, please consider applying to join WOW! Children’s Museum’s Board of Directors. We are currently looking for two new board members to help WOW! achieve our strategic goals. More information is available through the following link:

WOW! Board Recruiting Information

Toddler-Palooza on May 16th!

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

 

We are celebrating all things toddler at Toddler-Palooza on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm!

Toddler-geared activities include:

  • Marble box painting craft in the Art Room
  • Snacks compliments of Happy Baby
  • “Souns & Rhymes” early literacy class at 10:15am
  • Performance by the Center for Musical Arts Suzuki students at 11:00am
  • Face painting at 11:30am
  • All activities are included with Museum admission and membership!

Thank You To Event Participants:

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May 2015 Events & Programs

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 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 May.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, May 9th  

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Feeling crafty?  Join us for our monthly Craft Club program.  This month, make a special Mother’s Day card for your mom or grandma!  Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission

Get Growing Garden Program – Thursday, May 14th

Time: 11:00am

Join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they tend to WOW!’s outdoor garden.  Come lend a helping hand as we prepare the garden for the growing season and plant seeds and veggies!  Garden program is included with Museum admission.

Toddler-Palooza! – Saturday, May 16th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

We are celebrating all things toddler at Toddler-Palooza!  Toddler-geared activities include crafts, snacks, “Souns & Rhymes” early literacy class at 10:15am and a performance by the Center for Musical Arts Suzuki students at 11:00am.  All activities are included with Museum admission.

Build It WOW! Exhibit Opens – Tuesday, May 19th

Connect It, Balance It, Imagine It!  The Build It WOW! Exhibit is returning with new and improved building stations.  Put on a hard hat and experiment building with grid blocks, Brackitz, magnets, Squigz suction cups and more!  The exhibit encourages children to explore and compare different ways to build; understand how to create balance and stability; and discover the strengths and limitations of different building materials.  Build It WOW! is on display through December 2015.

May Discovery Days – Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th

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

This month’s topic: Get Growing

Discover your inner scientist!  Drop-in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science program.  This month, we’re learning about plants and what they need to grow.  We thank Ollin Farms for their support of this program and our outdoor garden exhibit.  Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

Sensory Friendly Playtime – Sunday, May 24th  

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Sensory Friendly Playtime is a special Museum event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders.  WOW! will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights and provide adaptive equipment to offer a safe and fun experience for all!  Krista Reinhardt-Ruprech of Big Dog Little Dog Healing Arts will also be facilitating special art therapy activities.  Reservations are required and space is limited.  To reserve your space contact Olivia Ameigh, olivia@wowchildrensmuseum.org.  A special thank you to KidSPOT Pediatric Therapies and RengenerationKids for their generous support of this program.

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

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Events on July 4, 2015

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