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Thank you, Qualcomm Volunteers!

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Kim Brown No Comments

On Monday, May 18, 2015 Qualcomm sent a group of 13 volunteers to help us for the morning here at WOW! Children’s Museum. The volunteers were able to help us repaint our front entry bench, as well as walls in our activity rooms. They also helped to take down and store our Dinosaurs exhibit and install our new Build It exhibit. All told, they provided nearly 40 hours of volunteer time. We are very grateful for the time and skills that they brought to WOW! and we look forward to working with them again in the future!

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If you have a corporate group that you would like to bring in to volunteer at WOW!, please contact

Kim Brown.

Educational Resources for Homeschoolers

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Renee No Comments

 

If you homeschool your child, or if you just want your child to keep learning over summer vacation, you might like the Educators Page on our website. It has exhibit-related activities that you and your child can do at home, either before or after you visit our Museum.

The Just for Kids page has some fun coloring pages and recipes to make at home too!

Enjoy!

 

WOW! Board of Directors Recruiting!

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Kim Brown No Comments

Do you love WOW! Children’s Museum? Are you interested in utilizing your professional skills to impact WOW! and the community that we serve? If so, please consider applying to join WOW! Children’s Museum’s Board of Directors. We are currently looking for two new board members to help WOW! achieve our strategic goals. More information is available through the following link:

WOW! Board Recruiting Information

Toddler-Palooza on May 16th!

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

 

We are celebrating all things toddler at Toddler-Palooza on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm!

Toddler-geared activities include:

  • Marble box painting craft in the Art Room
  • Snacks compliments of Happy Baby
  • “Souns & Rhymes” early literacy class at 10:15am
  • Performance by the Center for Musical Arts Suzuki students at 11:00am
  • Face painting at 11:30am
  • All activities are included with Museum admission and membership!

Thank You To Event Participants:

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May 2015 Events & Programs

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

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, May 9th  

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Feeling crafty?  Join us for our monthly Craft Club program.  This month, make a special Mother’s Day card for your mom or grandma!  Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission

Get Growing Garden Program – Thursday, May 14th

Time: 11:00am

Join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they tend to WOW!’s outdoor garden.  Come lend a helping hand as we prepare the garden for the growing season and plant seeds and veggies!  Garden program is included with Museum admission.

Toddler-Palooza! – Saturday, May 16th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

We are celebrating all things toddler at Toddler-Palooza!  Toddler-geared activities include crafts, snacks, “Souns & Rhymes” early literacy class at 10:15am and a performance by the Center for Musical Arts Suzuki students at 11:00am.  All activities are included with Museum admission.

Build It WOW! Exhibit Opens – Tuesday, May 19th

Connect It, Balance It, Imagine It!  The Build It WOW! Exhibit is returning with new and improved building stations.  Put on a hard hat and experiment building with grid blocks, Brackitz, magnets, Squigz suction cups and more!  The exhibit encourages children to explore and compare different ways to build; understand how to create balance and stability; and discover the strengths and limitations of different building materials.  Build It WOW! is on display through December 2015.

May Discovery Days – Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th

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

This month’s topic: Get Growing

Discover your inner scientist!  Drop-in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science program.  This month, we’re learning about plants and what they need to grow.  We thank Ollin Farms for their support of this program and our outdoor garden exhibit.  Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

Sensory Friendly Playtime – Sunday, May 24th  

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.

April 2015 Events & Programs

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

Puppet Show Story Time – Wednesday, April 8th

Time: 10:00am     

Time for Puppets presents “Rachael Ratatony Reads”, a special puppet show story time!  Join us as Rachael Ratatony, everyone’s favorite fancy rat, reads Curious George Goes to a Costume Party.  This story time is geared for toddlers and is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, April 11th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

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

Itsy Bitsy Bugs – Tuesday, April 14th

Time: 10:00am

Presented by the Butterfly Pavilion, this program is guaranteed to keep your toddlers fluttering, hopping and singing!  With puppets, music, and of course, live bugs to keep your tots buzzing with excitement!  This special program is included with Museum admission.

Get Growing! with Ollin Farms – Thursday, April 16th

Time: 11:00am

Join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they tend to WOW!’s outdoor garden.  Come lend a helping hand as we prepare the garden for the growing season and plant seeds too!  Garden program is included with Museum admission.

April Discovery Days – Tuesday, April 21st and Wednesday, April 22nd

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

This month’s topic: Be Green

Discover your inner scientist!  Drop-in and explore our monthly informal hands-on science program.  This month, we’re learning about alternative energy and how to be green for Earth Day.  Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

Fancy Schmancy Family Fundraiser – Sunday, April 26th

Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm

Tickets: $15 per person.  Purchase online: https://fancyschmancyfamilyfundraiser.eventbrite.com/

Get the family dressed up and come to a fancy gala just for kids!  Featuring a special concert by Jeff & Paige; fabulous silent auction; crafts for kids; appetizers and drinks; surprises and more!  Thank you to event sponsors: Bank of the West, The Front Range Catering Co. and Dr. Joseph Dankey, Broomfield Orthodontics.

Brackitz Builds at WOW!

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Olivia No Comments

 

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WOW! is fortunate to have a partnership with Brackitz to offer their innovative building toy on the floor of the Museum and for purchase. Check out this great blog post from them featuring some amazing structures that were built at the Museum’s Brackitz Build It day. Remember, WOW! is the only place in Colorado where you can build and buy Brackitz sets!

March Events & Programs

Posted on: February 25th, 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 March.  Unless otherwise noted, all listed events and programs are included with Museum admission.

Storybook Ballet – Friday, March 6th

Time: 11:00am     

Join Mountain Contemporary Dance Arts (Mountain Kids) for a magical storybook experience.  Miss Mimi Ferrie will bring a storybook to life with dance and movement.  This dance program is geared for children ages 3-5 years old and is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, March 14th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Feeling crafty?  Join us for our monthly Craft Club program.  This month, learn about the art of mosaics and make one to take home!  Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

McTeggart Irish Dance Performance – Saturday, March 14th

Time: 11:00am

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a special dance performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers.  Included with Museum admission.

March Discovery Days – Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th

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

This month’s topic: Big & Small

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

NanoDays – March 24th, March 25th and March 26th

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 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 included with Museum admission.

Sensory Friendly Playtime – Sunday, March 29th

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Sensory Friendly Playtime is a special Museum event for children with autism 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 for their generous support of this program.

NanoDays 2015 – Celebrating the Science of the Small!

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

 

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Dates: March 24th, March 25th and March 26th

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 Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library in Broomfield on April 11th.

Do you love conducting science experiments?

We are seeking volunteers to assist with NanoDays activities!  Contact Kim Brown for more information.

NanoDays Videos:

NanoDays from NISE Network on Vimeo.

For more information on all things nano visit:

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February Events & Programs

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

Send a Card to a Friend Day – Saturday, February 7th     

In celebration of National Send a Card to a Friend Day, write and decorate a card or letter for your friend in our Art Room.  Bring a stamp, your address book and we’ll put your card or letter in the mail!  Included with Museum admission.

WOW! Craft Club – Saturday, February 14th     

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Feeling crafty?  Drop-in and join us for our monthly Craft Club program.  This month, weave a Valentine’s heart for your sweetheart. Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission.

Chinese New Year Celebration – Monday, February 16th     

Time: 11:00am

Welcome the Year of the Goat with Chinese New Year crafts and a traditional lion dance performance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association of Boulder.  This special performance is included with Museum admission.

February Discovery Days – Tuesday, February 17th & Wednesday, February 18th

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

This month’s topic: 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 included with Museum admission.

Brackitz Build It! – Saturday, February 21st

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Join our friends from Brackitz for fun building activities!  With Brackitz, kids can build and invent amazing, durable structures regardless of skill level.  With just a few tools at their disposal – wooden planks and one-of-a-kind connectors – children are given the opportunity to use their imagination to construct entirely new worlds!  This program is included with Museum admission.

Heads or Tails Theme Day – Thursday, February 26th

Come to the Museum with crazy hair or in your wackiest pair of pants (or both!) and pick a prize from the treasure chest.  Parents and adults are also encouraged to dress up and participate!

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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