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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.

Our Story

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum is a Rutland Creative Economy initiative and non profit organization. Our Downtown Rutland location and educational programming provide a place where children and their families learn and play together. The initiative to create a children’s museum for Rutland is ongoing, expanding and community based. A web of volunteers and a broad spectrum of financial contributions support the everyday and long-term growth. More on our history… 

Board Members

Kerry Coarse, Laura Desjardins, Susanne Engels, Chris Ettori, Mark Grossarth, Keri Franzoni, Kristie Johnson, Dean Pierce, Kelly Rasmussen, Martha Rideout and Jeri Tyl


Myra Peffer, Executive Director, [email protected]

Paula Townsend, Education Coordinator, [email protected]

Chris Worley

Katy Hannah

Volunteer Staff

Sarah Vooris, Creative Space Volunteer


E-mail: [email protected]
Mailing address: Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, Inc, PO Box 6243, Rutland, VT 05702
Phone number: 802-282-2678