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Jackson Hole Children's Museum

155 N Jean St, Jackson, WY, USA

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Find Fun and Educational Activities at Jackson's Children's Museum.

Walking into the children’s museum for a child is what walking into Jackson, Wyoming is supposed to feel like for an adult: Exciting, whimsical, bliss. The magic of one of the most beautiful, fun, active and adventurous towns on earth has been finely captured and replicated in this comfortable space. Kids of all ages will love the offerings, from arts and crafts and wooden play structures, to dress up and mock-airports, this lovely museum provides an interactive landscape, more than the word “museum” lets on. With 12 different exhibit spaces, ongoing educational programs, and an excited staff, the only frowns you’ll ever see are the ones on the children’s faces when you tell them it’s time to leave.

Upon walking in, you’re greeted by an artistic aura that inspires creativity and critical thinking. My personal favorite is the arts and crafts room – full of every tool you can imagine for creating. Kids are often seen gravitating towards the lifelike airplane with its strikingly realistic features (including check-in, security, and a pilot’s cockpit). There’s also a lifelike market that uses recycled packaging, mini shopping carts, and a registers filled with (unfortunately) faux money. 

Monday through Wednesday, there are opportunities to participate in different guided programs that include sensory exploration, science experiments, and art projects.  With a reasonable amount of other tots running around, there are often social opportunities for the both you (if you so dare) and the kids, but never too many that it feels overwhelming. They also offer the following educator-led programming every week, free with paid admission to the Museum. Additionally, the space can be rented for a price in the event you wish to host a private party. And no, alcohol is not allowed.

Conveniently located near free public parking, multiple START bus stops, the Rec Center, and the best shops and restaurants in the town square, it can be swimmingly added to your day on the town.


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Thoughtfully captured by:
Emily Coleman
Emily Coleman is a Jersey girl born and raised who caught the outdoor bug upon moving to Vermont to pursue a degree in Adventure Education and Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. She spent most of her years before college deeply entrenched in the world of competitive cheerleading before discovering a passion for outdoor sports including mountain biking, white water kayaking, bikepacking, backpacking, slacklining, rock climbing, and skiing. Having been surrounded by children her entire life in her mother's daycare, she always had a strong affinity for kids. She moved to the mountains of Jackson Hole after graduating to coach for the local Kayak Club during the summers and nanny in the winters. Becoming a part of the Happy Active Family team felt like the perfect collision of her passion for building strong community bonds and encouraging an outdoor lifestyle.
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