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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at WOW!

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by Olivia No Comments

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Wear green and come to WOW! on Saturday, March 15th for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! We’ll have St. Patrick’s Day crafts, face painting, and a traditional Irish Dance performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers at 11am.

This event is included with Museum admission.

Make a Recurring Gift Today!

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

CoGives Donate ButtonDid you know that you can set up a recurring gift on Colorado Gives?  Whether it’s a $10, $20 or $50 a month donation, show your love for WOW! throughout the year!

Other easy ways to support WOW! include payroll contributions, volunteer incentive programs, or corporate matching gift programs. WOW! is currently connected with one or more of these types of programs with AMGEN, Agilent, IBM and Covidien.  Ask your company’s HR department about their community support programs and how you can get involved and support the Museum today!

If you have questions about setting up a recurring donation or enrolling in a matching gift program with your company, contact Gemma Webster, Development Director.

NanoDays – Celebrating the Science of the Small!

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

 

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Dates: March 25th, March 26th & March 27th

Location: WOW! Children’s Museum

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

Join us for NanoDays, celebrating the science of the small!  Explore how to make things invisible, investigate new nano products and materials, make nano crafts to keep, and launch nano particles with an air cannon!  Organized by NISE Net, NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering.  NanoDays activities are open for exploration from 10:00am-1:00pm and are included with Museum admission.

WOW! will also be presenting NanoDays activities at the Lafayette Library on March 15th and the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield on April 5th.  Registration with each library is required.

For more information about all things nano:

NanoDays

NISE Network

whatisnano.org

March Events & Programs

Posted on: February 26th, 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 March.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – March 8th   

Time: 10:00am-Noon

At this month’s Craft Club, we’re creating 3D dragons!  Craft Club activities are geared for children ages 3 and up and are included with Museum admission.                                                                                                                            

McTeggart Irish Dance Performance – March 15th

Time: 11:00am

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a high energy dance performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers.  St. Patrick’s Day crafts and shamrock face painting available too!  This special event is included with Museum admission.

March Discovery Days – March 18th & March 19th

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

This month’s theme:  Big & Small

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

NanoDays Celebration – March 25th, March 26th and March 27th

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

Join us for NanoDays, celebrating the science of the small!  Explore how to make things invisible, investigate new nano products and materials, make nano crafts to keep, and launch nano particles with an air cannon!  Organized by NISE Net, NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering.  All NanoDays activities are included with Museum admission.

LEGO Mania!

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Olivia No Comments

 

 

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Want to see what 20,000 LEGO bricks looks like? Come to WOW! on Friday, February 14th from 9am to 1pm to find out! February’s Build it WOW! Construction Production will feature BrixBrothers, a kid-run LEGO brick rental business. WOW! will have 20,000 LEGO bricks for kids (and adults) to use to make fantastic creations. We’ll also have cool LEGO Movie giveaways and prizes!

Special thanks to BrixBrothers for their support towards this event.

This event is included with Museum admission.

 

February Events & Programs

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

WOW! Craft Club – February 8th  

Time: 10:00am-Noon

At this month’s Craft Club, we’re creating superhero capes!  Craft Club activities are geared for children ages 3 and up and are included with Museum admission.                                                                                                  

Story Time with Sue – February 11th, February 18th & February 25th  

Time: 10:45am

Bring your kids to WOW! for a fun-filled story time with books, rhymes and songs.  This drop-in story time program is included with Museum admission.

Build it WOW! – Construction Production Featuring BrixBrothers – February 14th

Time: 9:00am-Noon

Want to see what 20,000 LEGO bricks look like?  February’s construction event features BrixBrothers, a kid-run LEGO brick rental business.  WOW! will have 20,000 LEGO bricks for kids (and adults) to use to make fantastic creations!  This special event is included with Museum admission.

February Discovery Days – February 18th & February 19th

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

This month’s theme: Colorado Weather

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

Vote for WOW!

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by wowadmin No Comments

 

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Voting is open through March 31st – vote today!

 

 

 

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.

Get In Touch

Address:
110 N. Harrison Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone:
(303) 604-2424

Summer 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

  • Automaton Makers: Create a Moving Sculpture

    August 5, 2014

    Students who start grades 2-3 this Fall. Make a sculpture using a variety of materials and then design and construct a mechanism to put the sculpture in motion. Possible ideas include a bird in flight, a spider climbing a web, or a bee sipping from a flower. Bring your imagination and decide what you will build!

    Advance registration and payment are required: $12 per class, $10 per class for WOW! Members. Visit our website to register and get and other info:

    http://www.wowchildrensmuseum.org/education/summer-classes/

  • Jump, Wiggle and Spin- Turning the Wheel Summer Series

    August 8, 2014

    Get the sillies out this summer at WOW! Turning the Wheel and WOW! are partnering together to host a summer series of fun, interactive programs to help kids express themselves through movement.

    This event is included with Museum admission.

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