444 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

413-536-7048
"The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination."

About the Museum

The Children’s Museum at Holyoke is dedicated to its mission to enhance the educational and cultural awareness of all children through the arts, the sciences, and the world around them. The Museum features participatory exhibits that invite interaction and programs which promote learning and self-discovery.

Parents and adults who accompany children to the Museum are strongly encouraged to participate in the exhibits and have fun and enjoy the amazement through the little ones eyes.

Museum Staff

Meet the staff around the museum and behind the scenes to bring the magic to our community.

Juli Colón

Juli

Colón

Interim Executive Director / Operations Manager

jcolon@childrensmuseumholyoke.org413-536-7048 x101

Hello there, I am Juli, I use they/them pronouns. I feel lucky to be working at the very same place that inspired me so much as a child! I grew up in Holyoke and always looked forward to visits and field trips at the Children's Museum. It is satisfying now to be able to facilitate learning through play for all of the kiddos and folks who come. You can often find me running around the Museum during events and the weekdays. When I'm not at the museum, I spend my time playing video games and board games with my family!

Alex Dumas

Alex

Dumas

Front of House Museum Staff

Ava Bergeron

Ava

Bergeron

Front of House Museum Assistant

Hello! My name is Ava Bergeron. I am 19, and I use she/her pronouns. I am in my second semester at Holyoke Community College as a Visual Arts major. I have always loved using my creativity to make art and express myself. You’ll often find me in the art studio leading paper making or other organized crafts, as well as walking around the museum floor when I’m not helping my birthday buddies. I am more than happy to assist you with anything you might need, please feel welcome to ask! Outside the museum, I am usually either studying for my classes or creating sculptures and pottery in the ceramic studio in HCC.

Bug Scibelli

Bug

Scibelli

Front of House Museum Assistant

Hi, my name's Bug! I studied performing arts, and I am someone who enjoys video games and baking in my spare time. I am also a cat parent of 3, and a connoisseur of mozzarella sticks. If you could be any bug in the world, what would you be? I would be an Orchid Mantis!

Drew Gorecki

Drew

Gorecki

Weekend Manager

dgorecki@childrensmuseumholyoke.org

Ella Stevenson

Ella

Stevenson

Front of House Museum Assistant

Hiya! My name is Emme, I use she/her pronouns and am the Programming Coordinator here at our museum! I studied Performance Creation with a focus on community engaged arts at University in Montreal, Canada before returning home to one of my favorite places in the world - Western Mass! With lots of arts and early childhood development experience under my belt you'll often find me running our events, having fun in the art studio, or at my desk brainstorming our next exciting projects! In my free time I love to read all the newest novels, brew pots of tasty tea, spend time with my 4 cats in my little greenhouse, and gaze at the moon!

Nova Smith

Nova

Smith

Front of House Museum Assistant

Hello! My name is Nova Smith, I am 21 years old and I use any set of pronouns. I have an associates degree in Mathematics and have always loved all things STEM related. You may see me either at the front desk as you check in or as I'm walking around the museum assisting other patrons get the most out of their time here at the museum so don't be afraid to say hi! When I am not here at the museum I spend a lot of my free time playing Video Games and Dungeons and Dragons as well as doing some digital art!

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