WOW! Children's Museum engages families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.
WOW! Children's Museum was founded in Louisville in 1998 and moved to our current location in Lafayette in 2004. Today, we remain dedicated to providing educational interactive exhibits, activities, and programs for all children - bringing families together in a creative environment that sparks imagination, inspires learning through play, and supports school readiness.
Within our 8,000-square-foot space, children ages 12 months to 11 years explore exhibits in the fields of science, art, music, dance, theater, and practical life - all designed to stimulate healthy child development and inspire a love of learning. With exhibits based on bubbles, light and shadows, wind, and gravity, as well as a grocery store, and bank, the Museum is full of ways for kids to have fun, be amazed, and learn while doing!
New exhibits are created and unveiled each year. Our newest exhibit, Make it Go! opened in September 2017.
From Ryan, Pioneer and Sanchez Elementary Schools: WOW! 's outreach programs in science help our schools mission of providing students do their best in math and science...WOW!'s science exhibits and programs directly integrate the concepts and vocabulary we study at school, but in a new context and through different activities designed to supplement and extend school learning. The team of educators agrees that going to WOW is one of the best and most cost effective field trips we can offer our students...WOW!'s outreach program at our school has made it possible to reach children who otherwise would not be exposed to quality educational programs...thank you for your reduced rates for children on the free and reduced rate lunch program!
From Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families: WOW! has been an absolute favorite for teachers because it greatly enhances our science curriculum in a hands-on, play-based format. We love the museum and are grateful for their generosity to low-income families.