17 Center Street in Downtown Rutland
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon
Light refreshments provided by The Bakery.
There will be free admission for kids and families wishing to stay after the announcement.
Over the past 3 years Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum has grown from temporary location and
operating only a few hours during summer Friday night activities downtown, to a semi-
permanent location with regular operating hours run by volunteers. Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum
is on the cusp of taking it’s next biggest step, as it becomes a place where families can learn and
play together. The goal is to develop as a destination place for Rutland with interactive exhibits
that focus on the heritage of the area and give kids the opportunity to develop essential 21st
century skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum encourages children to appreciate their role in local and global
communities by creating a dynamic environment which fosters curiosity and exploration,
inspires creativity and engages the imagination through play.
Vision and Core Values
• Engages children, families and schools in a unique learning environment.
• Creates an inviting, respectful and accessible setting for interactive exhibits and programs.
• Fosters community participation through intergenerational opportunities.
• Challenges children to discover the world in a variety of ways.
Why a Children’s Museum?
Children’s museums are a community-wide investment in children and families. These
institutions serve as a place of early discovery and the development of life-long learning.
Exhibits and programs compliment school curricula and reinforce skills needed for academic
success. As cultural attractions, kids’ museums have a positive impact on the local economy by
bringing visitors into downtown areas. Children’s museums strengthen entire communities by
developing partnerships that involve schools, colleges, youth organizations, corporate partners
and community leaders.