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2015 Winter Break Hours

Posted on: December 20th, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

 

Keep your kids busy over winter break!  Check out our special business hours and holiday closures this winter school break:

Monday, December 21st – 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, December 22nd – 9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, December 23rd – 9:00am-5:00pm

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Closed

Saturday, December 26th – 10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday, December 27th – 12:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, December 28th – 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, December 29th -9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, December 30th – 9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, December 31st; New Year’s Eve Party – Tickets Required!  The Museum will only be open for the event this day and will not be open normal hours.

New Year’s Day – Closed

Saturday, January 2nd – 10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday, January  3rd – 12:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, January 4th (Last Day of Winter Break!) – 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Learning through Play

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by Renee No Comments

This month at WOW! Children’s Museum, we’re celebrating toys and games. Though this is a fun topic, it is also educational: children learn through play. As you play with your child at WOW! or at home, take advantage of learning opportunities by asking questions and prompting your child to ask questions too.

  • What is happening in your drawing?
  • What color are you using?
  • Which one of these things is the biggest?
  • How many did you find?
  • What happens when you push that button?

In our Build It WOW! Exhibit, construction toys teach children how to assemble and arrange things, which is a valuable experience in problem-solving and engineering. Children express themselves and practice everyday skills through dramatic role play, such as when they pretend to be a healthcare provider or patient in The Little Clinic Exhibit. For more ways to learn through play at home, please check out the toys and games in The Strong museum’s National Toy Hall of Fame.

Click here to see this year’s National Toy Hall of Fame inductees.

WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Party

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

 

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Thursday, December 31st

Party #1: 10:00am-12:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Party #2: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Ring in the New Year a few hours early at WOW! Children’s Museum!

Join us for noisemaker crafts, face painting, family photo station, musical performance by Kristin McLean, refreshments, and a special countdown celebration!

Tickets:

  • $10 per Child
  • $6 per Member Child
  • $5 per Adult
  • Advanced ticket purchase required.
  • To purchase tickets visit: wowchildrensmuseum.eventbrite.com or purchase directly below!

Party #1 – SOLD OUT

Party #2 – Afternoon Tickets

December 2015 Events & Programs

Posted on: November 30th, 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 December.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Mountain Kids Story Time – December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th

Time: 12:00pm

Miss Kristin from Mountain Kids will host a fun weekly 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.

Boulder Opera Program – Friday, December 4th

Time: 11:00am

Join our friends from the Boulder Opera for a special story time reading and performance of the “Barber of Seville”.   Kids of all ages are welcome!  This special program is included with Museum admission.

Free Day! – Monday, December 7th

Admission is free for all visitors on this special open Monday thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Bixby School, Boulder Country Day School, Friends’ School, and Jarrow Montessori School.  Explore the Museum for free and learn about our school sponsors!  The Museum will be open from 9:00am-5:00pm.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, December 12th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Feeling crafty?  Join us for our monthly Craft Club program.  This month, we’re making festive pinecone ornaments!  Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

Discovery Days Science Program – Tuesday, December 15th and Wednesday, December 16th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm each day

This month’s topic: Toys & Games

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

Music & Movement Program Presented by Integral Steps – Friday, December 18th

Time: 10:30am

High energy, exciting and fun, this program allows children to dance and play through a combination of music, movement, biology, and art!  This music program is presented by Emma Shubin of Integral Steps and is included with Museum admission.                                                                                                                          

WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Party – Friday, December 31st

Party #1: 10:00am-12:00pm

Party #2: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Ring in the New Year a few hours early at WOW! Children’s Museum!  Join us for noisemaker crafts, face painting, musical performance by Kristin McLean, refreshments compliments of Happy Baby, and a special countdown celebration!

Tickets: $10 per child, $6 for WOW! Members and $5 per adult.  Advanced ticket purchase required.  To purchase tickets visit: wowchildrensmuseum.eventbrite.com

*Adult Admission Change Notification*

Effective December 1st, adult admission changes to $5 per adult.  Child admission rates remain the same at $9 per child. Admission is valid all day!

 

Free Day on December 7th!

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

 

Monday, December 7th

9:00am-5:00pm

Admission is FREE for all visitors on this special open Monday thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Bixby School, Boulder Country Day School, Friends’ School, and Jarrow Montessori.  Explore the Museum for free and learn about our school sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors:

bixby school   boulder country day

Friends School  jarrow school

 

 

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

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Come play with us during Thanksgiving Break!  We’ll have different Thanksgiving themed craft activities available in our Art Room too!

Hours:

Monday, November 23rd – 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, November 24th – 9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, November 25th – 9:00am-5:00pm

Thanksgiving Day – Closed

Friday, November 27th – 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, November 28th – 10:00am-6:00pm (Lafayette Shop Local Day – look for a special membership discount this day!)

Sunday, November 29th – 12:00pm-4:00pm

Crafts:

Sunday, November 22nd – Thanksgiving Napkin Ring

Monday, November 23rd – Thankful Cornucopia

Tuesday, November 24th – Pinecone Turkey

Wednesday, November 25th – Handprint Turkey

*All crafts are included with Museum admission!

 

Support WOW! on Colorado Gives Day

Posted on: November 19th, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

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Every day, children come to WOW! Children’s Museum ready to work.  They balance, dance, push, pull, crawl, listen, speak, and create.  And thanks to our Scholarship Program, we never turn away a child in need.

WOW! can’t offer these opportunities without your support. Your donation on Colorado Gives Day, December 8th, helps children in our community learn through play.

All families who donate on Colorado Gives Day will receive an invite to an special private Museum party on December 13th with surprises for the whole family!

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Show your support by posting this badge on your Facebook page!

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Help Us Win a $20,000 Marketing Grant!

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by wowadmin No Comments

 

We are thrilled to be named a finalist in the 2015 Partners in Philanthropy contest presented by Biz West Media and Premier Members Credit Union!  The non-profit organization that wins this contest receives a complimentary $20,000 marketing campaign!  The public is choosing the winner, so we need your votes and your support to win this amazing opportunity!

To Vote:

  • Go to the Biz West Facebook page
  • Click on the Partners in Philanthropy link on the left hand side of their page
  • When the voting app opens, click on “Entries”
  • Find WOW! in the list and click on our logo
  • When our page opens, click on the small “Vote” button that appears under our logo

You can vote once a day!  Voting is open through November 25, 2015.

Thanks for your support!

Great Things are Coming to WOW!

Posted on: November 5th, 2015 by wowadmin 2 Comments

 

Dear WOW! Friends & Supporters,

WOW! Children’s Museum reached a new milestone this year.  After 19 years of serving Colorado children and families with educational, interactive exhibits and programs, we welcomed our one millionth visitor to the Museum in October!  We’re very proud that WOW! continues to be an important resource for early education in our community.

Our one millionth visitor has made us reflect on all that we have accomplished and all that we’d like to accomplish in the future. Earlier this year we sent out member and visitor surveys and received hundreds of responses with valuable feedback about our programs and services. Rising to the top of visitor feedback was a recommendation to invest in exhibit and facility updates. We wholeheartedly agree!

We want families to come in and have experiences that make them say, “WOW!” every time they visit the Museum. We want to provide you with more exhibit renovations, more traveling exhibits, and more programming than ever before. We’re proud to announce that WOW! will be hosting The Zula Patrol: Mission Weather, an exciting science-themed national traveling exhibit from January 27th-May 8th.   The Zula Patrol characters invite you to this one of a kind hands-on exhibit to learn all about clouds, precipitation, wind, temperature and other weather phenomena.  Click here to learn more or check out the photos below!

In order to accomplish all these great things we need to make our finances sustainable. Rather than continuing to increase child admission rates to make this happen, we have decided to charge a small entrance fee for adults visiting with General Admission.

As of December 1, General Admission for adults will be $5 per person.  General admission for children ages 1-11 will remain unchanged at $9 per child. Museum Members and infants under 1 are admitted for free.

Our Annual Museum membership prices will also remain unchanged, starting at $75 for one child and will include two free adult admissions per visit.  In order to make sure WOW! is accessible for all children and families, we will continue to offer our Scholarship Membership for just $10 per year for families with financial need and for families with children receiving early intervention services. Visit our Membership page to check if you are eligible for our Scholarship Membership Program.

Thank you for the ongoing support we receive from our generous community.  This is an exciting time for WOW! as we plan for the future and increase our investment in hands-on early education experiences for the next generation of area children.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Hinderliter
Executive Director

Coming Soon!  Zula Patrol: Mission Weather

Zula Patrol Mission Weather

Mission Weather Clouds  Weather Window

 

November 2015 Events & Programs

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

Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Tuesday, November 3rd

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Join WOW! and the Boulder History Museum to celebrate Dia de los Muertos! This program includes a storytelling of “Beto and the Bone Dance,” hands-on artifacts exploration, art making, and drama games. All ages welcome!  This special program is included with Museum admission.

Mountain Kids Story Time – Every Thursday in November

Time: 12:00pm

Miss Kristin from Mountain Kids will host a fun weekly 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.

Music & Movement Program Presented by Integral Steps – Friday, November 13th    

Time: 10:30am

High energy, exciting and fun, this program allows children to dance and play through a combination of music, movement, biology, and art!  This special program is presented by Emma Shubin of Integral Steps and is included with Museum admission.

The Little Clinic Exhibit Grand Opening Celebration – Saturday, November 14th

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

It’s time for your check up at The Little Clinic Exhibit at WOW! Children’s Museum!  At this exciting new exhibit sponsored by The Little Clinic, young visitors are able to explore the medical field through play and take on the role of healthcare provider or patient.  Join us for a grand opening celebration featuring a teddy bear clinic with The Little Clinic, healthy eating program with King Soopers, and activities with UC Health.  This special event is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, November 14th  

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

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

Discovery Days Science Program – Tuesday, November 17th and Wednesday, November 18th    

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm each day

This month’s topic: Harvest

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

WOW!’s 19th Birthday Party – Saturday, November 21st

Time: 10:30am-1:00pm

WOW! is turning 19 and you’re invited to help us celebrate!  Come to our birthday party and enjoy refreshments, crafts, a musical performance by Boulder Bach Festival, and a visit from Popsicle, the SCFD polar bear! All birthday activities are 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

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