In an effort to be more accessible and reach all families in our community, the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum distributed over 150 family passes at no charge to local social service organizations.
“We are committed to affordability and accessibility,” said Jean Lewis, Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum. “To reach more families, we distributed over 150 family passes to One22, Teton Literacy Center, Climb Wyoming, Teton Youth and Family Services, St. Johns Hospital Foundation, and Children’s Learning Center Head Start Program.”
“These organizations work with families that may not know about the Museum, or have the means to take advantage of our services. So, we find that working with referral organizations is a really effective way to expand our reach,” said Lewis.
If you are a social service organization and would like to request family passes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to distributing passes, the Museum is also exploring opportunities to provide programs and exhibit experiences designed for children with disabilities and sensitivities. Hatilie Lemke, our Education Director is leading this effort.
“There are many opportunities at JHCM for children to work on life skills, gross and fine motor skills, and social skills through play and exhibit exploration. We are evaluating how we can make accommodations to meet various physical, emotional and sensory needs,” Lemke said. “We strive to provide a safe and interactive space for children of all abilities to learn through play.”