Scheduling Change for Messy Hands

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 in News, Programs | 0 comments

Before we get to the details let me say in advance – Thank you for your patience and support as work to provide the right mix of activities and the right schedule the works with as many of the other local activities as possible.  Unfortunately one of our favorites, Messy Hands, has been affected as we work the mix and scheduling but we are hoping that the ol’ third time’s the charm.

So with all that, Messy Hands is sliding over to Wednesday mornings, from 10:30am to 12:00pm starting this week (Oct 10th). The 1 1/2 hour time slot will hopefully give everyone a wider window

to drop in and enjoy the freeform and messy fun even if you have something else earlier in the morning.  Thanks again for your support and hope to see you there!

 

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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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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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CMOS changes its hours for summer

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 in News, Operations | 0 comments

 

This Father’s Day weekend marks the annual seasonal change in the museum’s operating hours.  We are currently running under “Winter Hours” which are:

  • Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Monday – Closed
The new Summer Hours will be
  • Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday and Monday – Closed.

These hours are in effect starting on this Sunday, June 17th through Sunday, September 16th.  So enjoy Father’s Day off – we know we will!

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