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Monday, September 13, 2010

Change is Good at the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem!

By Guest Blogger, Brandy Hall, Director of Development and Marketing

So the story goes ... The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem is CHANGING! We are very excited about the changes coming our way from new programs and exhibits to new hours and birthday themes.

This is going to be an exciting program year at the museum. The new Alphabet Passport program debuts on September 5th, brought to you by the letter “A.” This is a new, year long program with each week being sponsored by a letter with activities, story times, and more to support the letter. Participants will earn prizes for accumulating multiple letters. Be sure to ask about the program at the Welcome Desk and get your passport!

It is also an exciting time for our exhibits! The Build It! room is undergoing changes and updates with the help of great community partners. BB&T Lighthouse Projects funded repainting of the room and repair of Lego and light tables. (This group also did other things around the museum including building a shoe caddy for the climber in the lobby.) Another BB&T Lighthouse Project funded the Tegu blocks exhibition which will debut at the Museum in the fall. Time Warner Cable funded Imagination Playground blocks which will also debut in the fall.

The most exciting change you will see is the expansion of our Amazing Airways exhibit made possible by Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Our new exhibit is almost four times larger than the original Circulate It! As kids insert objects, they learn to track the pathways of the powerful air and to divert the air to make the objects come out in certain ways. They jump, run and bounce to catch them high in the air, which also helps them develop their own good circulatory system in their body... and makes them healthy. Stop in late fall to see all these new components.

Do you need somewhere to have an awesome birthday party? We have fun new birthday theme packages. If your little one loves Fancy Nancy, Thomas the Train, Curious George, and of course, our very own Penny and Petey Penguin, we have just the birthday party for you. The museum offers different packages from do it all on your own to sit back and let us handle everything! All guests receive a full day of admission and one hour in the party room. If you would like more information, please call 723-9111 ext. 211.

And lastly, our hours are changing. The new hours are:
1st Monday of the month: Closed*
All other Mondays (members only): 9:00am – 12:00pm*
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
*The museum will still be open to everyone on WSFCS holidays or workdays that fall on Monday.

We hope to see you soon, where you can come and step into a story!


beth said...

My kids love the big climbimg thing at the entrance now! Don't know the name of it, but it is so fun. And of course the beanstalk is still a fave as well! We are ready to see the new exhibits!

catherine said...

Haven't been in a while, but we need to come by soon! This is our favorite spot on rainy days! :)

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