Lafayette, Colorado – WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder) is pleased to announce that the Museum has partnered with Children’s Hospital Colorado on a new and improved Kids Clinic exhibit space. This redesigned interactive play space encourages children to explore health and wellness by taking on the role of patient or doctor. Children’s Hospital Colorado’s partnership with the Kids Clinic directly supports WOW!’s dedication to the healthy development of young children and their families.
Just like a real clinic, the Kids Clinic exhibit is equipped with an exam table, medical tools, hand washing station, x-rays, and check-in station. The exhibit also features hands-on stations with developmentally appropriate communication about anatomy, sugary drinks, and dental health. The Kids Clinic exhibit encourages role-play and child-directed exploration as well as helps children feel more confident and comfortable about going to a clinic or doctor’s office.
“We are so grateful for the support of Children’s Hospital Colorado,” said Joanna Cagan, Executive Director, WOW! Children’s Museum. “We know that children learn best through play, and this improved exhibit space provides so many opportunities for young children and their families to joyfully explore ways to stay healthy and happy. We cannot think of a better community partner when it comes to promoting children’s health and wellbeing.”
“We are excited about partnering with WOW! Children’s Museum. This partnership gives us the opportunity to bring education and resources to kids and families in their own communities,” said Christy Dobson, Executive Director of Corporate and Community Relations at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “This is a way for us to teach kids about the importance of taking care of their own health and wellness in a fun and engaging way.”
Children’s Colorado recently expanded its North Campus in Broomfield, which is located a few minutes away from WOW! Children’s Museum. This location helps patients and families in the north Denver Metro area receive care closer to home.
WOW! Children’s Museum has welcomed families back to the Museum with health and safety as the Museum’s top priority. In preparation for reopening, WOW! mindfully made changes to operations and exhibits to adhere to municipal and state guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19. WOW! is operating with limited visitor capacity, has greatly reduced the number of handheld toys throughout the Museum, has provided extra hand sanitizer stations, and is requiring visitors to follow strict guidelines. Additionally, the Museum is conducting rigorous cleaning of exhibits and common spaces by using hospital grade cleaners. For more information about WOW!’s COVID-19 policies, cleaning procedures, and visitor guidelines visit: https://wowchildrensmuseum.org/visit/reopening/
About Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the nation’s leading and most expansive pediatric healthcare systems with a mission to improve the health of children through patient care, education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1908 and recognized as a top ten children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Children’s Colorado offers a full spectrum of family-centered care at its urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Colorado, including its location on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and across the region. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About WOW! Children’s Museum:
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WOW! Children’s Museum is a community supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.