WOW! Children's Museum Awarded $75,000 Grant from Colorado Garden Foundation

Lafayette, Colorado – WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder) is pleased to announce that the Museum has received a $75,000 Major Grant from the Colorado Garden Foundation.  The Colorado Garden Foundation awards one Major Grant annually to a Colorado non-profit organization or government agency.  This prestigious and generous grant will support a complete renovation and transformation of WOW!’s outdoor garden space.    


Outdoor play is one of the most treasured parts of childhood!  Our new outdoor experiences will provide a place for children to enjoy the natural environment, learn to seek out exercise, fresh air, and activity, and promote care of the environment.  The enclosed courtyard garden will contain learning zones focused on sensory experiences, horticulture exploration, and wellness including a demonstration garden, outdoor play kitchen, and landscaping elements to climb and explore.  In partnership with Brightview Landscapes, WOW!’s new outdoor garden space is scheduled to open Summer 2019.


“We are so thrilled to be the recipient of Colorado Garden Foundation’s Major Grant award this year!  This funding will be truly transformational for our organization and our community,” said Jennifer Hinderliter, Executive Director,

WOW! Children’s Museum.  


“Colorado Garden Foundation supports projects all over the State of Colorado and are very pleased to support such a great project that will have an immediate impact on children and their involvement in horticulture”, said Jim Fricke, Executive Director, Colorado Garden Foundation.


About Colorado Garden Foundation:

Colorado Garden Foundation awards grants to organizations and scholarships to individuals throughout Colorado. In the past 60 years, organizations throughout Colorado have received grants totaling over $8.3 million from Colorado Garden Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to furthering the horticultural industry.  Each year, money raised from the Colorado Garden & Home Show and the Colorado Fall Home Show supports horticultural and related activities throughout Colorado. The Grant program funds tree and plant material purchases, school landscape improvements, healing and community gardens, and educational and research programs with organizations throughout Colorado, while scholarships fund college students that are studying horticultural science and business, nursery management, turf grass management, landscape design or landscape management.  For more information visit:


About WOW! Children’s Museum:

Founded in 1996, WOW! Children's Museum engages all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.  For more information visit: Connect with WOW! Children’s Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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