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Loveland Museum Launches New Explorers Club Program

Post Date:03/01/2017 9:29 AM

Loveland Museum Launches New Explorers Club Program

Explorers Club at the Loveland Museum

The Loveland Museum celebrates the launch of its new Explorers Club program. The ongoing educational program is free to the public and encourages children of all ages (and children at heart) to explore Museum exhibits by way of 20+ Exhibit Exploration Cards that feature puzzles, activities, and games that correlate with exhibits at the Museum.

The Explorers Club program was designed for students in elementary and middle school and allows young visitors the opportunity to dive deeper into exhibit interpretation, seeing exhibits, objects, and their surroundings in a new light. Each card takes approximately 15 – 45 minutes to complete and challenges participants to think creatively and examine exhibits more closely. Over the course of the program, explorers will discover hidden figures in Museum murals, decipher coded messages, learn to play 19th century games, complete Museum BINGO, unearth fun facts about downtown Loveland, and much more.

There is no cost to participate in the Explorers Club Program. Participants wishing to join the program simply sign up and the front desk and choose an initial Exhibit Exploration Card to kick off their Museum explorations. Upon completion of their first Exhibit Exploration Cards, first time Explorers will receive Explorers Club badges and stickers on their treasure maps indicating that they have completed their respective Exhibit Exploration Cards. Prizes are given out after completing various stages of the program, and new cards will be released every couple of months.

“The Explorers Club is a great way for children to connect with their community and learn more about our exhibits in a fun and tangible way,” said Michelle Standiford, Graphic Designer at the Loveland Museum. Standiford has been developing the concept and materials for the program over the course of the last six months and is very excited to see the program launch. “It will challenge kids to see things they may not have seen before. They’ll learn something new with each visit to the Museum,” she said.

Explorers are rewarded for their efforts, and knowledge of Loveland history is not required or necessary in order to complete the Exhibit Exploration Cards. While the program is geared for students in elementary and middle school, young children may require assistance in completing select Exhibit Exploration Cards with more complex instructions.

Participants are encouraged to complete just 1-2 Exhibit Exploration Cards per visit to ensure that they get the most out of their Museum experiences and absorb as much information as possible.

For more information about the new Explorers Club Program or other events and activities at the Museum, contact the Loveland Museum at (970) 962-2410 or visitwww.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/explorers-club.


About The Loveland Museum

The Loveland Museum is an accredited art and history museum that was founded in 1937 by local author, collector, curator, and mountain guide Harold Dunning. Dunning began collecting pioneer artifacts and stories as early as 1919, and today, the Loveland Museum is home to a variety of history exhibits, hosts world-class art exhibitions, and provides family events; adult and youth classes; lectures; poetry readings; and other programming opportunities for the Loveland community and visitors from around the world.

The Loveland Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Closed Mondays. For more information, please call the Loveland Museum at 970-962-2410. The Loveland Museum is located at 503 N Lincoln Avenue, the corner of 5th and Lincoln, in Loveland, Colorado. www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org.