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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.

WOW!’s Halloween Party

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

Halloween Party

WOW!’s Halloween Party – Sold Out!

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

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

Dress up in costume and come to the Museum for:

  • Spooky Halloween crafts
  • Ooey gooey science demonstrations
  • Giveaways and treats
  • Museum playtime and more!

Tickets:

  • This event is sold out!

One Millionth Visitor Celebration!

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

 

Hooray! We celebrated our 1,000,000th visitor on October 3rd 2015!  The Gosse Family were the lucky visitors and we honored them with a goodie basket and lifetime membership to the Museum.

Here are some photos from the celebration:

jen and kim - millionth visitor  Millionth Visitor Surprise

millionth visitor 4 - Oct 3 2015

 

October 2015 Events & Programs

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

Mountain Kids Story Time – Every Thursday in October
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.

Music & Movement Program Presented by Integral Steps – Friday, October 9th
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.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, October 10th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Feeling crafty? Join us for our monthly Craft Club program. This month, we’re making spooky Halloween themed crafts. Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

Discovery Days Science Program – Tuesday, October 20th and Wednesday, October 21st
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm each day
This month’s topic: Healthy Me
Discover your inner scientist! Drop-in and explore our monthly hands-on science program. This month, we’re learning about health and wellness in celebration of our new Little Clinic Exhibit. Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

WOW!’s Halloween Party – Sunday, October 25th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
WOW! is throwing a Halloween bash and you’re invited! Dress up in costume and come to the Museum for Halloween crafts, ooey gooey science demonstrations, giveaways, playtime and more!
Tickets: $12 per child; $6 for WOW! Members and free for adults and infants. To purchase tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wow-family-halloween-party-tickets-18801601095.

United Way Day of Caring

Posted on: September 14th, 2015 by Kim Brown No Comments

On September 11, 2015 WOW! Children’s Museum was proud to partner with Foothills United Way for their Day of Caring. This day is the largest single day of volunteering in Boulder and Broomfield counties. We were fortunate to have a group of seven volunteers from Medtronic come in to help with our Spruce Up the Patio event. The volunteers pulled weeds, cleaned up trash and added mulch to our entry area. They also painted our patio fence and helped to remove components of an unused exhibit.  Visitors throughout the day were very excited to see all of the improvements as they happened. We think that the outside of our building looks better than ever!  We are so thankful to the United Way and our wonderful Medtronic volunteers for all of their hard work.

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Attend WOW!’s Gala(xy)!

Posted on: September 7th, 2015 by Olivia No Comments

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Why attend Gala(xy), WOW! Children’s Museum’s 10th Annual Fundraiser on September 18th? 

Here’s 10 reasons why! 

10. Where else can you eat a frozen Cheeto or floating chocolate truffle? (Trust us on this one.)

9. Complimentary beer, wine and signature cocktails all night long!

8. Did you miss your chance at Great American Beer Festival tickets again this year? We’ve got them up for auction.

7. Try your hand at Mystery Test Tubes- test your luck and see what your $20 will get you in return. You could get anything from restaurant gift cards to nights out on the town!

6. Delicious food- you didn’t think we would forget that, right?

5. Pretty sure this is the only fundraiser where you can play with dry ice, build a rocket, or drive your own robotically powered LEGO car.

4. If you win the “Night at the Museum” live auction package, your kids will have a sleepover at WOW! and you’ve earned yourself a Parent of the Year Award.

3. Come to Gala(xy) and we guarantee that you’ll get an amazing Facebook profile photo out of it.

2. Our Silent Auction is chock full of amazing packages that you’ll be clamoring to buy.

And finally…

1. Every dollar raised at the Gala(xy) fundraiser goes directly to helping local children learn through play!

Don’t miss out on floating truffles, amazing auctions, and delicious food and drinks- get your tickets today!

TICKETS:

  • $90 per person ($45 of each ticket is tax deductible)
  • $600 for a Table of 8 ($300 of each table price is tax deductible)

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Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:

 

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Talk Like a Pirate Day – Visit with Captain Rosebud

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

 

Pirate Rosebud

Thursday, September 10th at 3:30pm

Ahoy mateys! In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, dress up like a pirate and come aboard for a visit with Captain Rosebud! Captain Rosebud will enchant you with her magical and hilarious tales of wild pirates, stolen treasure and fairy gold. This special program is included with Museum admission.

For more information about Captain Rosebud and her friend Erica Sodos, please visit: rosyrosebud.com

September Events & Programs

Posted on: August 27th, 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 September.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Get Growing Garden Program – Thursday, September 3rd     

Time: 11:00am

Join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they wrap up WOW!’s summer garden series.  This month’s program will focus on harvesting produce and preparing the garden for the autumn months.  Garden program is included with Museum admission.

Visit from Pirate Rosebud – Thursday, September 10th      

Time: 3:30pm

Ahoy mateys!  In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, come aboard for a visit with Captain Rosebud!  Captain Rosebud will enchant you with her magical and hilarious tales of wild pirates, stolen treasure and fairy gold.  This special program is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, September 12th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

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

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

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

This month’s topic: Sailing with Pirates

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

Gala(xy) – A Benefit for WOW! Children’s Museum – Friday, September 18th

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield

3…2…1…prepare to blast off for an out of this world fundraiser to benefit WOW! Children’s Museum!  Featuring an astronomical live and silent auction; a constellation of complimentary cocktails; refuel at our dinner stations and a stratospheric Science Lounge featuring hands-on science demonstrations for adults.

For tickets and more information visit: http://www.wowchildrensmuseum.org/support-2/gala/

Mountain Kids Story Time – Thursday, September 24th

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.

Sensory Friendly Playtime – Sunday, September 27th

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Sensory Friendly Playtime is a special 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.

Brackitz Build It! – Tuesday, September 29th

Time: 11:00am

Join our friends from Brackitz at our Build It Exhibit to create a structure as far as your imagination can reach!  This special program 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

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