Admission:
$8.00 per person/visit ($7.00 per for Seniors)
Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tues. - Fri. 10am - 4pm
Sat. 10am - 5pm
Sun. 1pm - 5pm

ADMINISTRATION

Leon Philpot
Director of Operations

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Hot Air Balloon
Favorite princess/superhero: The Hulk
Favorite children’s book: "Daydreamer" by my daughter
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Future Career: The future is now! Working with kids at the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center.
Hobbies:Road trips filled with new adventures
If you could be anything, what would you be? Fighter or bomber pilot
Favorite childhood memory: Sitting in the co-pilot seat of an Air Force cargo plane (as it was flying!)
Favorite Quote: “Be ye doers of the Word” - James 1:22

Carolyn Schwebel
Education Director

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Pet-Vet
Favorite princess/superhero: Lassie
Favorite children’s book: The Selfish Giant
Favorite Color: Roy G. BIV (The Rainbow)
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Hobbies: Gardening
If you could be anything, what would you be? Guess…Meow,Meow
Favorite childhood memory: Lighting Bugs used as a night light
Favorite Quote: “This is the Church with a mega heart” by Pastor Mike McLauren First United Methodist Church

Lauren Williams
Coordinator of Development

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Middendorf's
Favorite princess/superhero: Snow White
Favorite children’s book: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Spending time with family & friends, playing with my dog, and cooking
Future career: Already in it! Fundraising and development
If you could be anything, what would you be? Wealthy so I could give a lot to my favorite non-profits / causes and travel the world
Favorite childhood memory: Playing with my sister and the kids in our neighborhood
Favorite Quote: "Believe you can and you're halfway there" ~ President Theodore Roosevelt

Cheryl Landry
Front Desk Manager

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Pet-Vet
Favorite princess/superhero: Snow White
Favorite children’s book: Bambi
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Hobbies: Love to read
Future career: 2nd Retirement
If you could be anything, what would you be? Rich
Favorite childhood memory: Spending time with my grandparents
Favorite Quote: If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em

Lindsey Wallette-Osbourne
Program Manager and Lead Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the Museum: Creation Station
Favorite Princess: Belle
Favorite Children's Book: "Just Mommy and Me" by Mercer Mayer
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and making memories with my children
Future Career: Marketing Director
If you could be anything, what would you be? Veterinarian, but I can't believe I'm allergic to cats!
Favorite childhood memory: Every Christmas day spent with my family. I loved (and still love!) giving people presents.
Favorite Quote: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Jill LeBlanc
Assistant Program Manager and Lead Playologist
Favorite Exhibit at the Museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Belle
Favorite Children's Book: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Reading, traveling
Future Career: Child Life Specialist or Teacher
If you could be anything, what would you be? A Disney Princess
Favorite Childhood Memory: Going on vacation with my family to Disney
Favorite Quote: "All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them!" ~ Walt Disney

 

Bobbie Wolfe
Weekend Manager and Lead Playologist

Favorite Story Character: Anything Disney
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Quote: "Tomorrow is Another Day" - Scarlet O'Hara
Favorite Exhibit at the Museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Belle
Favorite Children's Book: The Little Engine that Could
Favorite Color: Green
Future Career: Pastry Chef
Favorite Childhood Memory: Christmas of my 5th grade year was awesome!!!

Tynedra Murphy
Party Manager and Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Pocahontas
Favorite children’s book: Sideway Stories from Wayside School
Favorite Color: Orange/Hunter Green
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Movies, Target Shopping
Future career:  Dentist
If you could be anything, what would you be? A Bird
Favorite childhood memory: Visiting the Empire State Building
Favorite Quote: “Faith: you give it to the people you love but the people who really deserve it are the ones who come through even when you don’t love them enough.”

Mathilde Wood
Bookkeeper

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Construction Zone
Favorite princess/superhero: Pocahontas
Favorite children’s book: Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving and Christmas
Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Exercising and Cooking
Future Career: Accountant / CPA
If you could be anything, what would you be? A photographer for National Geographic
Favorite childhood memory: Going blackberry picking with my friends and/or going to any roller blading rink
Favorite Quote: "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." ~ C.S. Lewis

PLAYOLOGISTS

Cindy Hemingway
Lead Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Thor
Favorite children’s book: The Cat in the Hat
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Floral Design, Drawing, Painting, Sewing
Future career: Grandparent and Playologist
If you could be anything, what would you be? Butterfly
Favorite childhood memory: Being a child!
Favorite Quote: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again."

Claire Turner
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Bubbles Zone
Favorite princess/superhero: Anna
Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Hobbies: Dance
Future career: Teacher
If you could be anything, what would you be? A bird
Favorite childhood memory: Watching Dragon Tales
Favorite Quote: “Enjoy the little things in life.”

Misty Gros
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Columbia Theater
Favorite princess/superhero: Sleeping Beauty / Hawkeye
Favorite children’s book: Rumplestilskin
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Hobbies: Theater, Art, Being with the Family
Future career: Teacher or School Counselor
If you could be anything, what would you be? I would be something that would allow me to travel the world.
Favorite childhood memory: My grandmother reading to me
Favorite Quote: Seek a life worth living

Jerilyn Jansen
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Mulan
Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Soccer, hanging out with friends
Future career: Occupational Therapist
If you could be anything, what would you be? Astronaut
Favorite childhood memory: On Christmas Eve, men and my older brother would make a tent in my room and watch movies all night until Santa came.
Favorite Quote: "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

Haley Orillion
Playologist and Mascot

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Cinderella
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Theater / Musicals, Being with family
Future career: Social Worker
If you could be anything, what would you be? A foster mom to all the children
Favorite childhood memory: Disney World and Christmas morning with my family
Favorite Quote: "Teamwork makes the dream work" and "You can endure anything as long as you know it's temporary"

Christy Herrod
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Bubble Zone
Favorite princess/superhero: Belle
Favorite children’s book: The Hungry Caterpillar
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Exercising, Tennis, Volunteer Work
Future career: Occupational Therapist
If you could be anything, what would you be? An actress on Broadway
Favorite childhood memory: When the Book Fair would come to school
Favorite Quote: "Life isn't about avoiding the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

Will Barnett
Playologist and Mascot

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Bubble Zone
Favorite princess/superhero: Superman
Favorite children’s book: One foot, Two foot, Red foot, Blue foot by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Hobbies: Playing guitar, basketball, boxing
Future career: Occupational Safety Consultant
If you could be anything, what would you be? My dog, Mud. He has an easy life.
Favorite childhood memory: Little League Baseball
Favorite Quote: "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail."

La'Sheika Weatherspoon
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess: Cinderella
Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Working out, shopping, going to the park
Future career: Elementary Teacher :)
If you could be anything, what would you be? A princess of course! :)
Favorite childhood memory: Going to Disney World with my family
Favorite Quote: "There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" - Dr. Seuss

Taylor Sinclair
Playologist and Mascot

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Hot Air Balloon
Favorite superhero: Thor
Favorite children’s book: Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Hobbies: Theatre, Art, Reading
Future career: Actor (Hopefully)
If you could be anything, what would you be? An Astrophysicist
Favorite childhood memory: Listening to vinyl records for the first time
Favorite Quote: "To be or not to be? That is the question." - Shakespeare

Lauren Simpson
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Vet Clinic & Bubble Zone
Favorite superhero: Cinderella / Superman
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, and riding my horses
Future career: I would like to be a Teacher
If you could be anything, what would you be? I have always wanted to be a vet.
Favorite childhood memory: Going camping with my family
Favorite Quote: "Wake up every morning with a big smile and clear mind." ~ Lauren Simpson

Sophia Leone
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Middendorf's Restaurant
Favorite princess: Princess Belle
Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs & Ham
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Dancing, Painting, Baking Cookies
Future career: Professional Princess
If you could be anything, what would you be? A real-life mermaid!
Favorite childhood memory: Swimming with a dolphin named Any in the Bahama's :-)
Favorite Quote: "Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same as having wings." ~ Peter Pan

Piper
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Superman
Favorite children’s book: Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney
Favorite Color:  Green
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Hobbies: Dancing and flying
Future career: Pilot
If you could be anything, what would you be? A World Changer
Favorite Quote: “The only way to do great job is to love what you do"

PARTY HOSTS

Kelsey Funck
Party Host and Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Ariel
Favorite children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Holiday: Easter/4th of July
Hobbies: Movies, Running
Future career: Nurse
If you could be anything, what would you be? Flower
Favorite childhood memory: Every summer my family and I would go on a road trip
Favorite Quote: “If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there”

Shanell Sanders
Party Host and Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station and the Fishing Boat
Favorite princess/superhero: Wonder Woman!
Favorite children’s book: The Witch's Little Sister or Because of Winn-Dixie
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Hobbies: Acting, Singing, Fashion, "CREATING!!!"
Future career: Art Teacher / Photographer
If you could be anything, what would you be? Movie Screenwriter
Favorite childhood memory: Sundays at my Great-Grandmother's restaurant, La Trouvaille
Favorite Quote: "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans" - John Lennon

Robin Barnett
Playologist and Party Host

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Milking Cow
Favorite superhero: Pocahontas
Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, and hanging with my friends
Future career: A career in education
If you could be anything, what would you be? Indian princess
Favorite childhood memory: Whitewater rafting in North Carolina
Favorite Quote: "I solemnly swear I am up to no good" ~ J.K. Rowling