At WOW!, we believe in the power of play-based learning. Our hands-on exhibits and programs empower children to learn through self-guided and collaborative play and exploration – the best way that young children learn. WOW! encourages families to ask questions, experiment, and apply lessons learned to real life. We value and respect all children and families. Our environment provides an opportunity for young children to playfully practice the skills they will need to succeed in school and in life, including collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and citizenship. We offer education programs and experiences in the Museum, in schools and libraries, and outdoors. All are designed to nurture young children’s sense of self, and sense of discovery and empowerment in exploring and learning about their world.