Lock in a Museum Membership for the New Year, New Kaleideum

by LEIGH ANN WOODRUFF, Kaleideum, lwoodruff@kaleideum.org, 336-253-3203

Looking for a gift that will keep on giving all year (and life) long? Give the gift of experience with a membership to Kaleideum — where lifelong learning collides with discovery in a brand-new location in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. 

Individuals and families that buy before December 31 will lock in up to $100 in savings on an annual membership that can fill their loved ones’ New Year with more experiential learning and fun than ever before. The reimagined experiential learning museum will have a Grand Opening on Saturday, February 17, at the 120 W 3rd Street location, and will have members only days on February 15 and 16. Admission prices will increase from $10 to $15 per person to better align with other North Carolina museums. Prices on memberships will also increase in early January; for example, the most popular membership — the Super — will increase from $150 to $250. 

Kaleideum is operating throughout December at the Kaleideum North location, 400 W Hanes Mills Road. The museum will also hold its last Festive Family Friday event at Kaleideum North on Friday, December 8, and its last day of operation will be for the Noon Year’s Eve event on Sunday, December 31. Everyone who is a member on December 31 will receive a two-month extension of membership to account for the time that Kaleideum will be closed to move to the new location. 

“The end of the year brings some sadness as we wind down operations at Kaleideum North, but we are also excited as we prepare to open the new location,” said Elizabeth Dampier, Kaleideum Chief Executive Officer. “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we will be able to have some soft opening programs in early February and open to the public by the middle of the month!”

With its mission to inspire wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in all ages, the reimagined Kaleideum offers a captivating blend of hands-on exhibits, interactive displays, and educational programs that fuse science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) disciplines. The building concept is grounded in the idea of experiencing various perspectives and is inspired by geometric forms and the triangulated shapes captured in a kaleidoscope, the instrument of art and science upon which the Museum’s name is based. Inside Kaleideum, guests can practice kaleidoscopic thinking as they innovate and iterate within environments that allow for diverse types of engagement and appeal to visitors of varying ages and development. These exciting areas encompass the By Design, In Motion, Storytelling, Our Nature, Wonders of Water, Little Learners, and Rooftop Adventure exhibitions, along with a Digital Dome and a Try It! Studio. Throughout the museum, multifaceted, open-ended experiences prompt visitors to test theories, seek answers to questions, think critically, shift perspectives, and explore at their own pace.

“Museums are catalysts for thriving communities,” Dampier said, “and after many years of planning and hard work, we are excited to open as a place where individuals of all ages can challenge themselves, push boundaries, and engage with their surroundings.” 

New Membership Pricing

  • Single (one person) $125 
  • Double (two people) $150 
  • Triple (three people) $175
  • Quadruple (four people) $200
  • Super (up to 10 people) $250
  • Super Plus (up to 10 people, validated parking, and annual fund donation) $500

 

Kaleideum is an experiential learning museum in Winston-Salem, NC, with a mission to “inspire wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery.” For more information, visit kaleideum.org.

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