I met Nohea March when she spoke at the Colorado Springs 1 Million Cups several weeks ago. Her enthusiasm for helping children to learn through play was contagious! After hearing her speak I knew I wanted to get out to see our Pikes Peak Children’s Museum.
Located on the southeast side of the city, their current space of around 3,000 square feet is packed full of experiential learning opportunities! Having opened in April of 2021, the facility includes rooms for space exploration, coding, farm-to-fork, simple machines, healthy communities, and creative arts. The exhibits change regularly, and there is even room for birthday parties.
This museum represents a huge expansion from the mobile museum they operated in the community for the past 16 years. However, Nohea and her Board see this location as a transitional space. Their vision is to secure a larger facility and create a full museum, while maintaining their presence on the southeast side of Colorado Springs. So while they now have a legitimate location, it doesn’t mean their need for funding or volunteers has gone away. Donations help ensure quality exhibits, support operational costs, and will go towards funding for the new space.
The Children’s Museum is a fully volunteer led and run organization. Currently they have volunteer positions open for grant writers, event coordinators, and class instructors. They are also working to grow their Board of Directors, with interest in bringing on governance volunteers with expertise in law, finance, and technology. To get involved as a volunteer, donor, or if you have a potential space for the Museum, please reach out to Nohea at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about this community gem by visiting their website.
Get out and play!