Summer Classes

Check out all the fun-filled, hands-on science and art classes happening at WOW! this summer.  Registration is now available!

Class Fees:

  • $12 per class
  • $10 per class for WOW! Members (Member information will be cross-checked with our Member database)
  • Free for accompanying adults!

Stay & Play Discount: Explore the Museum for only $7 before or after class! Simply pay the discounted admission fee when you check in for class.

Refund Policy: WOW! will issue a credit to a future class if student is unable to attend class.  WOW! will only refund class fee if the Museum cancels a class.

Please Note: Adults must accompany all children 3-5 years old.


You must register your child in advance to guarantee a space!  The Museum is handling all class registration through Eventbrite and credit card payment is required.  To register visit: or click on the appropriate class registration link below.

Art & Science Classes

Make a Clay Pot

  • Ages 3-5 years old (with a guardian)
  • Tuesday, July 8 at 3:00-3:45pm

Make a small clay pinch pot. Learn to mix your own salt dough, then build a pinch pot with the help of a WOW! Art Guide. Create one-of-a-kind paintable clay masterpieces! This is a messy art class, so please dress appropriately.

Science of Ice Cream #1

  • Ages 3-8 years old (ages 3-5 years old must be with a guardian)
  • Two classes available on Wednesday, July 9 at 10:30-11:15am or 1:00-1:45pm
  • Morning and Afternoon Classes Are Full!

Learn about liquids and solids while making ice cream, then eat your yummy results! If your child has food allergies, please notify the Museum when you register.

Create a Self-Portrait

  • Students who start grades K-3 this Fall
  • Tuesday, July 15 at 3:00-4:15pm
  • This Class Is Full!

We look at ourselves in the mirror every day, but drawing a self-portrait can still be tricky! Study the proportions of the face, then learn to draw and paint a self-portrait. We will use a variety of pigments, including wet paint, so please dress for mess!

CANCELLED: Jewelry Making Class

  • Students who start grades 2-3 this Fall
  • Tuesday, July 22 at 3:00-4:00pm

Make your own survival bracelet with parachute cord! Become a pro at tying a square knot. This weaving technique can be adjusted and combined with beads to create beautiful, inexpensive jewelry all year long. The possibilities are endless!

Romping Stomping Dinosaurs

Learn about different types of dinosaurs and the characteristics that make each one special. See and touch fossils; compare them to each other and to modern animals. Make a dinosaur of your own to take home.

Automaton Makers: Create a Moving Sculpture

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!

Science of Ice Cream#2

Learn about liquids and solids while making ice cream, then eat your yummy results! If your child has food allergies, please notify the Museum when you register.

Get In Touch

110 N. Harrison Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026

(303) 604-2424

Summer Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Toddler Hour 9am-10am
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

WOW! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Upcoming Events

  • Spellbinders Storytelling

    July 24, 2014

    Come experience the art of storytelling with Spellbinders volunteers.

    Storytelling is included with Museum admission.

  • Member Preview for Investigating Dinosaurs

    July 26, 2014

    WOW! Children's Museum Members- this hour is for you to explore our new Investigating Dinosaurs exhibit! In addition to our exciting new exhibit, we'll also have dinosaur crafts and real fossils for kids to touch.

    This event is for WOW! Children's Museum members only.

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