New Rate Changes In Effect Oct 1st

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 in News, Operations | 0 comments

Over the past several months, the staff and volunteers at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra have been over whelmed by our community’s support. The number oAdmission ticketf people who have come forward with donations of time, money, materials and more to ensure this community treasure remains open has been heartwarming to say the very least.

As we continue to move forward, offering new programs and other services to the community, the truth of the matter is we can’t expect such generosity to continue without also moving to better ensure self-sufficiency. Our current pricing level actually has us operating at a deficit when the cost of doing business is factored in. As such, we’ve come to the difficult decision to enact a slight price increase.

So as of October 1st, general admission will go to $6 from the previous $4. Prearranged  non-educational groups of ten or more will go to $2 per person from the prior $1.   Annual memberships are similarly being adjusted; Family memberships will now be $75, Contributor level will now be $100. A full rate schedule is available on our Facebook page or at the Museum website.

We honestly didn’t feel right continuing to come to the community with fundraisers when we didn’t make this simple, small change to help close the gap.  In the meantime, the museum will continue to update existing exhibits, offer exciting new ones and introduce more programs that will enhance the education of our children and the museum’s value to the community.

We truly appreciate the support of our residents, and look forward to serving you and your families for years to come.


Jarrod Lyman
Board President
Children’s Museum of the Sierra

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Messy Hands is Back!

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 in News, Programs | 0 comments


Okay kids (of all ages) – Messy Hands is BACK! Join us tomorrow (Tues) morning at 10:30 and get ready to see what painting is like with a whole variety of… well unconventional “brushes” (I’m still not sure how spaghetti qualifies as a brush but I guess we’ll see…).

I know this… it will likely be much more than just hands that end up messy!

A special thanks goes out to our friends at Bass Lake Education Foundation for pulling this together!

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Summer Hours are History (for this year)

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in News, Operations | 0 comments

Summer is not officially over yet (Autumn begins this coming Saturday, the 22nd) and the temps keep telling us all that summer wants to hang on here no matter what the calendar says – but here at the Museum we are changing our hours of operation from Summer ones to Regular ones. So as of yesterday actually we are now open:
- Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Program Updates for Fall

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in News, Programs | 0 comments

We have a combo of new and “old” programs lined up for this fall.

New programs include:

  • Spanish Immersion for Home Schoolers (11:00 Tues & Thurs mornings)
  • Pre-school Spanish (10:30 Thurs. morning)
  • Music & Movement (10:30 Friday morning)
Continuing on from the Spring and Summer is Messy Hands
More details are found here



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