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Welcome the Year of the Horse at WOW!

Posted on: January 16th, 2014 by Olivia No Comments

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Help WOW! welcome the Year of the Horse at our annual Chinese New Year Celebration! On Monday, January 20th we’ll have Chinese New Year art activities all day long, and a special traditional lion dance performance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy of Boulder at 11am.

This event is included with Museum admission.

Thank You Bill!

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

Bill Cameron - VolunteerAll of us at WOW! would like to recognize and thank Bill Cameron, a Volunteer who has been with us since fall 2008, and who will be retiring from volunteering in the new year.  We first met Bill when he stopped by the Museum as a visitor, and asked our staff if there was any “little” volunteer projects he could get involved with.  Five years and over 1500 hours of service later, Bill has helped behind the scenes with most exhibits you see in the Museum today -  from the Pirate Ship, to Sunsational Energy & Science, to the new Toddler Beach.  He has also helped with various maintenance projects around WOW!, and very importantly has helped us with strategic planning as the Museum grows and evolves.  He has become a Master fixer, problem-solver, and friend.  All of those make him an extremely difficult Volunteer to replace, but it’s his friendship we will miss the most.  Thank you, Bill, for being such a integral part of WOW! for so many years.  Good luck, and don’t be a stranger!

January 2014 Events & Programs

Posted on: January 2nd, 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 January.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Ferdinand the Bull Musical Story TimeJanuary 10th  

Time: 10:00am-10:45am

Ferdinand the Bull comes to life in this musical story time!  Join Ethan and Rick from the Center for Musical Arts as The Story of Ferdinand is narrated with guitar accompaniment.  This special story time is included with Museum admission.

Mountain Kids Demo Movement Class – January 10th  

Time: 10:30am-11:00am

This demo movement and tumbling class from Mountain Kids is perfect for kids ages 2 ½ to 5 years old.  Kids will be introduced to basic tumbling and gymnastics skills along with additional gross motor movement designed to build coordination, body and spatial awareness and confidence!  Demo class is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – January 11th

Time: 10:00am-Noon

At this month’s Craft Club, we’re creating crowns and wands for your little princes and princesses!  Craft Club activities are geared for children ages 3 and up and are included with Museum admission.                                                                                                                                   

Chinese New Year Celebration – January 20th

Time: 11:00am

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a traditional lion dance performance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association and Chinese New Year crafts in WOW!’s Art Room.  All included with Museum admission.

January Discovery Days – January 21st & January 22nd  

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

This month’s theme: Music and Sound

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

Ring in the New Year at WOW!

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 by Olivia No Comments

 

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The New Year’s Eve Party is Sold Out!  Tickets are no longer available for purchase.

WOW!’s annual New Year’s Eve Party is back and bigger than ever! Join us on Tuesday, December 31st from 10am-2pm for a party full of fun activities for kids.

We’ll have:

  • Musical performance by Eric West
  • Parade and countdown to noon
  • Refreshments
  • Professional airbrush face painting by Fanciful Faces from Noon-2pm
  • Noisemaker crafts
  • Snacks from Happy Family Foods

…and of course, all of our regular Museum exhibits will be open for play!

*Please note the Museum will only be open to those who have purchased tickets for this event. Due to the popularity of this event, purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

Thanks to event sponsors:

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December Events & Programs

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 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.

Build it WOW! ExhibitOpens on December 3rd

The new “Build it WOW!” exhibit encourages children and families to explore a variety of ways to build.  Visit the different building stations to connect pipes, link an arch, weave a nest and more!  “Build it WOW!” will be on display through Spring 2014.

Build it WOW! Construction Production – December 7th

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Think it, create it, and build it!  Join the Colorado/Wyoming LEGO Users’ Group at an open build table.  They will supply the LEGO bricks; you supply the imagination and building skills!  Included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – December 14th

Time: 10:00am-Noon

At this month’s Craft Club, we’re creating and decorating ornaments for the holidays!  Craft Club activities are included with Museum admission.                                                                                                                                  

December Discovery Days – December 17th & December 18th

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

This month’s theme: Snow & Ice

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

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

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

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

Ring in 2014 with a party that kids of all ages can enjoy!  Create a noisemaker craft; enjoy a musical performance by Eric West; parade around the Museum and countdown to noon; refreshments and professional airbrush face painting from noon to 2:00pm.  Please note that the Museum will be open only to those who purchase tickets to this event.

Colorado Gives Day – 24 Hours to Give Where You Live!

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by wowadmin No Comments

Web Ad CGD VertRectangleLinkedSupport WOW! Children’s Museum on Colorado Gives Day!  On Tuesday, December 10th 2013, Coloradans will come together again to raise money for nonprofits like ours.  Last year, a remarkable $15.7 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits.

Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day asks you to give to your favorite local charities through the website ColoradoGives.org, an online giving resource featuring every nonprofit participating in Colorado Gives Day.  On this website, we share our goals, accomplishments and much more.

Schedule your donation for Colorado Gives Day:

  • 100% of your donation will come directly to WOW!
  • When you give online anytime on December 10th, the value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund.
  • Your donations go farther than ever before. The Grabowski Family will match the first $2,599 given to WOW! during Colorado Gives Day. Help us reach our goal of raising $6,000 on December 10th!

Donate online anytime during the 24 hour period of December 10th to give where you live!

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Happy 17th Birthday WOW! Children’s Museum!

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by wowadmin No Comments

 

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WOW! is celebrating 17 years in Boulder County and you’re invited to our birthday party!  Join us for a special classical music performance by Boulder Bach Trio, craft activities, face painting and birthday treats for kids compliments of Eats & Sweets.  All birthday activities are included with Museum membership or admission.

If you would like to get WOW! a birthday gift, please consider making a donation to the Museum!  We appreciate your support the past 17 years.  We look forward to providing creative and educational exhibits and programs for children and families in our community for many years to come!

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Thank You to Event Partners:

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Have a spooktacular time at WOW!’s Family Halloween Party!

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by Olivia No Comments

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Come have a spooktacular time at WOW!’s Family Halloween Party! Dress up in a costume and join us on Sunday, October 27th from 10:00am-Noon for pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, face painting, an ooey gooey science demonstration and giveaways.

Tickets In Advance:

  • $10 per child
  • $5 per child  for WOW! Members
  • Adults are free
  • Includes all day admission to the Museum (WOW! is open from Noon-4:00pm on Sundays)

Tickets at the Door:

  • $12 per child
  • $6 per child for WOW! Members
  • Adults are free
  • Includes all day admission to the Museum (WOW! is open from Noon-4:00pm on Sundays)

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum’s front desk or by phone at (303) 604-2424

Special thanks to Isabelle Farms for donating pumpkins to the event!

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October Events & Programs

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 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.

WOW! Bank Exhibit Money Unveiling – October 12th   

Time: 11:00am

Join us as we reveal the winners of the WOW! Bank money design contest!  The winning designs will be used as the new forms of currency in the WOW! Bank Exhibit!  Included with Museum admission.

October Discovery Days – October 15th & October 16th    

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 ships they sail on the high seas. Discovery Days activities are open for exploration from 10:00am-1:00pm and are included with Museum admission.

WOW!’s Halloween Party – October 27th   

Time: 10:00am-Noon

Tickets: $10 per child; $5 per child for WOW! Members and free for adults.

WOW! is throwing a Halloween bash and you’re invited!  Dress up in your costume and enjoy tricks, treats, pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, and an ooey gooey science demonstration.

Go Figure! Exhibit – On Display through November                                                                         

On display at WOW! through November 30th, Go Figure! is a national traveling exhibit that brings the exciting world of math and its everyday uses to children and families through kid-sized environments inspired by familiar children’s books and characters.  Created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota, the Go Figure! exhibit is made possible, in part, through a major grant from the National Science Foundation.

Marketing Adviser Wanted!

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by wowadmin No Comments

WOW! Children’s Museum is seeking a marketing professional to volunteer and advise the Marketing Director on the following:

  1. Strengthening branding and messaging
  2. Review the annual marketing plan and advise on tactics and strategies
  3. Assist with developing evaluation tools for the marketing plan
  4. Advise on basic market analysis and industry trends

Time Commitment:  Flexible.  Approximately 5 hours per month including a monthly meeting with the Marketing Director.

For more information please contact, Katie MacDonald, WOW! Marketing Director

Get In Touch

Address:
110 N. Harrison Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone:
(303) 604-2424

Business 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

  • Art Room Craft

    April 18, 2014

    Have a buzzing good time creating a honey bee! Included with admission.

  • Honeybees and Me with Growing Gardens

    April 18, 2014

    Come learn all about honeybees and how important they are to pollination and our food with this interactive program presented by Growing Gardens!

    This event is included with Museum admission.

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