Program Description

Tool, Toy and Tinker Workshop

What do kids crave after a long day of school? Here at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, we have discovered that kids want freedom to make their own choices in play and creativity. Join us in our new maker and play spaces for our afterschool programs. Each week, our amazing teachers will present a new material, tool, skill or project that will engage children at their own pace in creative learning and problem-solving. Kids will also have plenty of free-time to explore and play in our interactive playspace. Program content and activities will be tailored appropriately by age group:

Grades K-2: Wednesdays at Jackson Hole Children’s Museum - REGISTER - this program is full; please email to be placed on the waitlist.

Grades 2-5: Thursdays at Jackson Hole Children’s Museum - REGISTERthis program is full; please email to be placed on the waitlist.

This Fall, we are also collaborating with Teton Literacy Center (TLC) to offer 2 additional free afterschool programs:

Fairy Tale Science – Grades 3-5 (Mondays) and Kinder (Tuesdays) at Munger Elementary School

More details on TLC-JHCM programs, including how to apply, below.


Information that follows pertains to JHCM Programs only.

Session Dates

September 9 – December 19. No programs Thanksgiving week.


$300 non-member; $270 member


Afterschool programs run 3:15-5 PM at Jackson Hole Children’s Museum; pick-up is between 5 and 5:30 PM.


Registration will open on Wednesday, August 7, at 9 AM.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY and must be paid in full at time of registration.

Registration is a two-step process: complete and submit the GoogleForm; upon receipt of submission confirmation, click on payment link. Spot will only be secured upon payment.


Registration payments can be made here. You will also be directed to the payment page upon submission of registration form.


JHCM will maintain a waitlist. If the program you selected is full, please email Gina Kyle at to be placed on the waitlist.

Cancellation Policy

If participant cancels up to one week prior to the start date, a 10% cancellation fee will be applied to the refund. If participant cancels within one week, or after the class has started, no refund is available.

Programs may be cancelled by the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum due to low enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. Participants enrolled in a cancelled program will receive a 100% refund.


Prior to the start of the program, we will need the following completed forms:

 - JHCM Release and Waiver

 - JHCM Information and Medical Form

Photo Policy

The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum may use photos taken during programs for promotional materials.

Parent Information

You will receive a pre-program welcome letter two weeks prior to the start date with more details about the session.



Jackson Hole Children’s Museum is excited to partner with TLC this Fall to offer engaging and academic afterschool opportunities.

Teton Literacy Center is now accepting applications for Fall 2019 afterschool clubs. Applications are available from July 22nd-August 1st. Applications and paperwork are all online (, in English and Spanish – click here. All families are encouraged to apply. 

TLC runs a weighted lottery to ensure the students who need the programs most are served first. Families are notified of club acceptance or waitlist status on August 14th by TLC. 

Jackson Hole Children’s Museum is teaching the following. Programs run from 3-5 PM. Pick-up is in the Munger Cafeteria.

Fairy Tale Science

What would you build your house out of if you knew a wolf was going to try to blow it down? How would you get down the beanstalk if a giant was chasing you? Be a part of the Fairy Tale with Fairy Tale Science! Read familiar stories and some twists of familiar stories and then decide what you would do in the character's situation.  

Grades 3-5: Mondays at Munger Elementary School

Kinder: Tuesdays at Munger Elementary School

If you have application questions, or would like to learn about other TLC Fall Clubs, please call TLC at 307.733.9242, or visit