Lander Children’s Museum celebrates reopening in style

(Lander, WY) – The Lander Children’s Museum had its grand reopening Saturday, June 5th, providing food, fun, and games to the community.

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Not only was there a raffle, silent auction, games/craft stations for kids, and $2 slices of pizza from Tony’s Pizza, the Museum also unveiled their new shadow room, gave a preview of one of their soon to be available summer classes called ‘Mars Madness,’ and had the beginning stages of the TMC Think-Make-Create STEM Mobile Maker Lab on display.

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According to Museum Board member Ashley Pepper, the shadow room is the newest addition to the Museum, and they can’t wait for kids to get to enjoy seeing their silhouettes magically displayed on the wall.

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As a preview for their summer series classes, the Museum had Aimee Collins Kemp showcase her Mars Madness class, which will be taught from June 7th through the 11th.

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The museum also displayed their other newest endeavor, the Mobile Maker Lab. Spearheaded by Museum Board Chair Linda Barton, former Director of the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance, the Lab is the second of its kind in Wyoming, the first of which was developed for the Rawlins Boys and Girls Club.

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The Lab will be a mobile activities center, complete with materials and supplies for “tinkering, inventing, and creating for kids of all ages.” Be on the lookout for the lab at the Lander 4th of July Parade next month, and future events near you.

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“We’re just excited to be back open again,” stated Martha Howard-Sempert, who founded the Museum 21 years ago. She also commented that input from the community about ideas/projects for the Museum is appreciated and encouraged.

To sign up for the Museum’s summer series classes, send an email to [email protected], and visit their website to see available classes.

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Museum free play and summer hours are every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3-6 PM, starting June 8th.

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