Volunteers make the world go round!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the museum staff is feeling thankful to the many individuals that help the museum run – our amazing volunteers! The museum is fortunate to have a roster of dedicated volunteers who lend their time and skill to ensure our guests have an unforgettable visit. Volunteers at the museum work in many capacities, from helping with craft prep to conducting fundraisers!

Our weekend volunteers are primarily made up of local high school students who, with their already busy schedules, give their time and energy to assist with events and activities. You can see our weekend volunteers swarming around operating our Dentzel Carousel and conducting animal presentations of our critters in our Nature Walk gallery.

Another indispensable part of the museum machine is the museum guild. The guild is comprised of a group of energetic and creative ladies who come together to support educational programs by fundraising throughout the year through various events. The museum guild also runs and maintains the Fascination Station (the Museum gift shop!)

Our Target Free Sunday’s could not be possible without the help and generosity of the National Charity League and the museum volunteers who help prepare activities and crafts for hundreds of eager families out for an afternoon of fun.

Thank you volunteers for your continued support of The Children’s Museum at La Habra!

Visit the museum and share what you are thankful for on our Tree of Appreciation in our Nannie’s Travels gallery!

Tree of Appreciation!

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Pumpkin Carving!

Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition that encourages young and old to roll up their sleeves, dive in, and get messy! It is a wonderful opportunity for families to take a moment to create and work alongside their little ones! Feeling uninspired and doubtful of your pumpkin designing skills? Well, fear not! For some pumpkin carving ideas for kids check out this article from Better Homes and Gardens!

Engage your little one’s creativity and think outside the box to add some character to your gourd. There are endless ways to decorate a pumpkin. Paint, carve, glue- whatever the design you will be providing your youngsters with a memory that will last a life time!

Don’t forget about our Mini Monsters Bash on Friday, October 30th from 10-12! We will be having special Halloween themed crafts, a mini maze, and presentations of our critters! PizzaRev in La Habra will also be hosting a fundraiser for the museum! Stop by anytime from 11am-10pm and mention the museum to support the Children’s Museum at La Habra!

Have a happy Halloween!