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August Events & Programs

Posted on: July 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 August. Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Vermicomposting Program – Thursday, August 6th
Time: 11:00am
Presented by Growing Gardens, children will learn about vermicomposting, the life cycle of the worm, the role of decomposers in an ecosystem and hold real, live red wiggler worms from the worm bin! This special program is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, August 8th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Feeling crafty? Join us for our monthly Craft Club program. This month, we’re making and decorating star gazing tubes. Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

FREE Day! – Friday, August 14th
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Anne M. Larsen, State Farm Insurance Agent, admission to the Museum is free for all visitors on Friday, August 14th! The Museum will be open from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Get Growing Garden Program – Friday, August 14th
Time: 9:30am
Join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they tend to WOW!’s outdoor garden. This month, we’ll be harvesting veggies and preparing the garden for the autumn months. Garden program is included with Museum admission.

August Discovery Days – Tuesday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 19th
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm each day
This month’s topic: Space
Discover your inner scientist! Drop-in and explore our monthly hands-on science program. This month, we’re learning about space and galaxies. Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

Shadow Puppet Show – Tuesday, August 25th
Time: 10:00am
Join us for a shadow puppet show and craft activity in celebration of Lafayette’s Annual Lantern Walk on September 11th. This program is included with Museum admission.

Mountain Kids Story Time – Thursday, August 27th
Time: 12:00pm
Miss Kristin from Mountain Kids will host a fun story time with bubbles, short stories and a sing-a-long with shakers. This active and engaging story time will make reading fun for young learners! Included with Museum admission.

Crayons to Calculators School Supply Drive

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

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WOW! Children’s Museum is happy to serve as a collection site for the 2015 Crayons to Calculators school supply drive.  Thousands of students in BVSD and St. Vrain need your help to start the first day of school with basic school supplies.  By donating a new backpack full of supplies, you will help students begin the school year with confidence!

Please deliver your backpack donations by July 31st with completed donation form.

For more information visit: www.crayonstocalculators.org

 

Upcoming Festival Flicks Outdoor Cinema Events

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

 

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Our friends at eats & sweets along with Apeizza e Vino and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, presents Festival Flicks Outdoor Cinema. On two summer nights, viewers can lounge on the Festival Plaza lawn while watching a flick on a big screen. On Friday, July 24th they will be showing Ghostbusters and on Saturday, Aug 8th they will be showing The Goonies. Movies start at dusk.  Arrive early and bring something to sit or lay on!

For more information visit: www.eatsandsweets.biz

 

Make and Learn

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by Renee No Comments

 

It’s amazing what children can learn by making things. Creativity is the common denominator in art, engineering, and science. When they are given the tools to freely create or build something, without step-by-step instructions to reproduce a certain product, they learn how to solve problems themselves. Enroll your little maker in one of our art or maker programs today!

If only an owl could have green parrot feathers

In the Mask Makers class, become any animal you can imagine, like an owl with green parrot feathers.

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Ideal Market Bag Credit Donation

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

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WOW! is thrilled to announce that we’re one of the nonprofits who will be participating in the “Your Change Creates Change” bag credit program at Ideal Market in Boulder. Shop at the Ideal Market and every time you bring in your reusable bags and designate WOW! as your charity of choice, we’ll receive a 10 cent donation for every bag you use.

All money raised will directly support the Museum’s exhibits and programs, so grab those bags and get shopping!

WOW! will be receiving bag credit donations from July 7th 2015 to January 17th 2016.

Join our Member Think Tank

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

Colorful Speech Bubbles

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.

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


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