Admission:
$6.00 per person/visit ($5.00 per for Seniors)
Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tues. - Fri. 10am - 5pm
Sat. 10am - 6pm
Sun. 1pm - 5pm

ADMINISTRATION

Anette A. Kirylo
Executive Director

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Theater
Favorite princess/superhero: Snow White
Favorite children’s book: Places You May Go & Kid You’ll Move Mountains
Favorite Color: Blue, Red, & Black
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Movies, Run, & Read
If you could be anything, what would you be? A Bird
Favorite childhood memory: Christmas caroling with my family
Favorite Quote: “To be in a child’s memories tomorrow you have to be in their life today.”

Leon Philpot
Assistant Director

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

Terri Condon
Accountant

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Hot Air Balloon
Favorite princess/superhero: Cinderella
Favorite children’s book: The Three Little Pigs
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving and Christmas
Hobbies: Gardening and spending time with family and friends
If you could be anything, what would you be? A Beautiful Tropical Bird
Favorite childhood memory: Playing games with my best friends
Favorite Quote: “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

Carolyn Schwebel
Educational 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

WELCOMOLOGISTS

Cheryl Landry
Welcomologist

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

PLAYOLOGISTS

Jackie Coppard
Lead Playologist / Program Leader

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Bubbles
Favorite princess/superhero: Princess Peach
Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Watching movies, baking, and taking care of my pets
Future career: Humanitarian
If you could be anything, what would you be? A Seahorse
Favorite childhood memory: Playing in my backyard during the summertime in Alaska
Favorite Quote: "Today is done. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one." - Dr. Seuss

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.”

Erika Pierce
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: The Old Cypress Tree
Favorite princess/superhero: Captain America
Favorite children’s book: This is an unfair question because there as so many excellent books! All of the Curious George stories, all of the Skippyjon Jones stories, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?, and Goodnight Moon.
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Hobbies: Gardening, Playing the Piano, Exercise, Crafts, Sewing, Reading and Cooking
Future career: Teacher
If you could be anything, what would you be? A fairy that helps suffering children find happiness
Favorite childhood memory: Making Halloween decorations with my mom. We made Jack O' Lanterns, cat, witch and eye silhouettes out of orange and black construction paper. They would be taped to our front windows. I couldn't wait to go outside at night to see they eery shapes peering out at me.
Favorite Quote: "Kindness. It doesn't cost a thing. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere!"

Bobbie Wolfe
Weekend Manager and Playologist

Favorite Story Character: Anything Disney
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Quote: "Tomorrow is Another Day" - Scarlet O'Harah
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!!!

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

Mallory Stock
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Theater
Favorite princess/superhero: Ariel
Favorite children’s book: Junie B. Jones
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Dancing
Future career: Medical Assistant
If you could be anything, what would you be? Mermaid
Favorite childhood memory: Visiting Canada
Favorite Quote: Worry less, giggle more!

 

Shanell Sanders
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

Kadejah Lindsey
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Middendorf's
Favorite princess/superhero: Princess Tiana
Favorite children’s book: Ferdinand
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Hobbies: Singing, Going to Church
Future career: Owner of a Children's Daycare and a teacher
If you could be anything, what would you be? I would be a bird so I can fly high in the sky.
Favorite childhood memory: My favorite childhood memory was when I went to Disney World.
Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."

K9 Sam
Playologist / "Pawologist"

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Pet / Vet Zone
Favorite princess/superhero: Bolt
Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Holiday: Bark-A-Boo
Hobbies: Walking, chasing Squirrels, and chewing the heck out of squeaky toys!
Future career: The future is now! Being a Playologist!
If you could be anything, what would you be? A human being so I could live 7 times longer.
Favorite childhood memory: Swimming in the Pacific Ocean with all my brothers and sisters (for real!) And yes, I am a surfer dude. I was born in southern California near the beach! If we were good, we got to go swimming to burn off energy.
Favorite Quote: "The world would be a better place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog." M.K. Clinton, author

Stephanie Arledge
Playologist and Almost Sleepover Leader

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Music Alley / Theater
Favorite princess/superhero: Ariel
Favorite children’s book: "The Napping House" by Audrey Wood and "Shermits Adventure to Sprinkle Island" by Katherine Alpha Borgatti
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving because God has blessed us with so much to be thankful for!
Hobbies: Singing, reading, volunteering
Future career: Music Educator or Church Choir Director
If you could be anything, what would you be? A missionary
Favorite childhood memory: At Easter, my Mom would hide our Easter baskets all around our house. Then she would plant clues inside and outside to lead us on a scavenger hunt for our baskets.
Favorite Quote: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Ben Franklin

Allyson Liner
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Theater
Favorite princess/superhero: Cinderella
Favorite children’s book: "The Babysitter Club"
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Tennis, Softball, Walking, Running, Shopping
Future career: Work at Deer Valley Resort or a child day care
If you could be anything, what would you be? An actress
Favorite childhood memory: Going to Disney World
Favorite Quote: "Only you could control your future." - Dr. Seuss

Haley Allen
Playologist

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"

Emily Jones
Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Creation Station
Favorite princess/superhero: Merida
Favorite children’s book: Go, Dog, Go!
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Reading, writing, drawing, teaching
Future career: Teacher (or whatever God decides)
If you could be anything, what would you be? A teacher in NYC
Favorite childhood memory: Playing with neighborhood kids when I was young
Favorite Quote: "Finally then, brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for the Lord's work is not in vain." - 1 Corinthians 15:58

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

Emily Sewell
Party Host

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: Cow
Favorite princess/superhero: Woody
Favorite children’s book: Green Eggs and Ham
Favorite Color: Brown
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving and Easter
Hobbies: Fishing, spending time with friends,& shopping
Future career: Teacher
If you could be anything, what would you be? Nurse
Favorite childhood memory: Disney World
Favorite Quote: “This too shall pass”

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”

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.”

Whitney Nickens
Party Host and Playologist

Favorite Exhibit at the museum: The Rockwall
Favorite princess/superhero: Robin Hood
Favorite children’s book: The 101 Dalmatians
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Hobbies: Films, traveling
Future career: Writer
If you could be anything, what would you be? A Hobbit
Favorite childhood memory: My whole childhood was golden!
Favorite Quote: "All I can do is be me, whoever that is" - Bob Dylan