We hope you are all well and enjoying a beautiful Tahoe-Truckee summer. It has been far too long since we have seen you, and we are looking forward to reopening in September 2021! Our staff and volunteers are busy preparing for your return. Please help us formulate our plans by filling out this short questionnaire.
While the facility has been closed, our staff have been busy helping TTUSD families navigate online learning, delivering hands-on educational kits to families who need them, supporting our social service partners, and working on securing PPP loans, grants, and donations to sustain the museum so we can be strong for our children. Currently, the Museum’s outdoor play area is open to our social service and education partners. We are doing our best to help at-risk children get ready for school learning, as the pandemic has been an isolating time with minimal social, physical, and cognitive development opportunities for them.
Simultaneously, the KidZone Board has been working successfully on our efforts to plan and build our new facility by 2025. The photo here is a rendering the team created for the Play Floor. We are in the silent phase of the campaign, which means we are quietly fundraising.
Volunteers have been a main source of our success during the pandemic. Wrenn Cavallo is leading a group of volunteers who are planning our 2nd annual virtual fundraiser to be held Thursday, November 18, 2021. Volunteer Helen Pelster started an engagement team to keep the public informed about the Museum and reach new families. This team developed “Small Talk Tahoe,” a fun, informative podcast, and resumed in-person museum tours.