frequently asked questions
1) Where is Spark City located? Spark City Children's Museum is an "emerging" children's museum; meaning, we do not yet have a location. We do, however, have a mobile children's museum program which travels on the Spark City Bus. Please check our home page for dates, times and locations to visit the Spark City Bus.
2) How will Spark City be different than the Children's Museum of Denver?
The Children's Museum of Denver is a magnificent children's museum-- one of the best in the country. While we share many of the same goals, Spark City will differ in many ways. Here are a few examples:
-Age: The exhibits found in Spark City will be specifically tailored to children from birth to five years. We want to give young children their own space to explore and role-play, without the interference of older children. Denver fulfills a great need by accommodating a large amount of school groups. While Spark City will offer field trips for kindergarten and first grade school groups, those days and times will be limited so that children who are not yet in school can have a truly valuable learning experience.
-Theme: Spark City's "city" design is specifically focused on teaching young children the interconnectivity of the world they live in. Props will be free to move around the entire museum- allowing children to pick crops at the farm, sell them to the grocery store, buy items at the store and take them to the home, etc. Since role-playing will be such an integral part of the learning process at Spark City, each and every visit will be different for the child, depending on the other children that are also visiting and what scenarios they create.
-Location: By being located on the west-side of town, we hope to be more accessible to the children of Jefferson County, Boulder County, and even some of the mountain communities.
We want to supplement the fantastic work that the Children's Museum of Denver is already doing, and provide an additional place where parents can take their young children for a safe, fun, high-quality learning experience. We hope families will enjoy both museums!