STEAM kids activities with The Hopper Boulder

OUR STORY

In 2016, our mission was to develop Boulder’s first innovator’s play space, called Science Galaxy. In 2017, we traveled across the US and Europe to get inspired by leaders in the museum, tech, innovation and creative industries. While exploring what was out there, we asked local families “What do YOU want when it comes to STEAM-experiences?”. We gathered a set of specific needs and laid the foundation for The Hopper.

  • Families want more kid-friendly places to gather and hang-out.
  • Families want to actively engage their kids through deeper and more meaningful experiences.
  • Families value activities that provide a low-stress and enjoyable experience for everyone in the family.

In 2018, we launched The Hopper brand, and set out to become the family gathering space of the future in Boulder, Colorado!

MILESTONES

hopper boulder awarded 501c3

Science Galaxy / The Hopper

TeamScience Galaxy awarded 501(c)(3)     |    Founding Team formed     |     Seed funding secured

science galaxy hopper boulder coming together

Hosted Community and Focus Groups

Hosted Community events and focus groups – reaching over 20,000 people     |    Visited and toured national and international leaders in STEAM     |     Completed Master Planning     |     Active network of partners and sponsors

Kids playing and exploring STEAM concepts and activities

Ongoing beta events to validate business model     |     Launched Hopper Brand     |     Present at Denver Startup Week

the hopper boulder event and activity space sample layouts

Seeking private investors     |     Grants for program development and youth engagements     |     Creative product development     |     Crowdsourcing

The Hopper hand asset

Stay tuned…

Hopper Boulder location

Future Boulder Hopper Location – See you there!

WHAT IS THE HOPPER?

the hopper boulder stem steam event

The Hopper seamlessly blends STEAM learning with seasonal dining and local craft beer. Coming to Boulder in 2020, The Hopper invites kids to rediscover play time with the parents and parents to rediscover date night with the kids. The Hopper is a science discovery playground and a community beer garden mixed into one cohesive and ever changing family friendly space. 

the hopper dragon hotdog fly

OUR MISSION

The Hopper serves up fun science for families and helps parents fill the educational gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at school. We are reimagining together time. The Hopper is a place where kids can feed their minds, and parents won’t lose theirs. It’s a place to dine in and nerd out.

HOW IT WORKS

At The Hopper you will find a personalized menu of science and tech challenges that will encourage your family to explore, build, play, and eat.

You can order STEAM challenges a la carte

Facilitators guide you through an activity

Content is relevant and constantly changing

You can interact with local scientists

Use tools you can’t get at home

Order good food & drink

WHY THE HOPPER?

• Museums are Predictable

• Babysitters Fall Through

• Kids Never Sit Still at Dinner

• The Dishwasher is Full

• Exhausted Moms Deserve a Glass

• The Hopper is Never Boring

2018 Family Destination Needs

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A fun experience!

Opportunity to spend time together.

Want to experience an attraction that is different from the norm.

Want to get away from stressful life for a few hours.

Want to provide family with a memorable experience. 

Top 5 Emotional Drivers — PGAV Destinations Trend Report

the hopper boulder world eye

OUR STORY

STEAM kids activities with The Hopper Boulder

In 2016, our mission was to develop Boulder’s first innovator’s play space, called Science Galaxy. In 2017, we traveled across the US and Europe to get inspired by leaders in the museum, tech, innovation and creative industries. While exploring what was out there, we asked local families “What do YOU want when it comes to STEAM-experiences?”. We gathered a set of specific needs and laid the foundation for The Hopper.

  • Families want more kid-friendly places to gather and hang-out.
  • Families want to actively engage their kids through deeper and more meaningful experiences.
  • Families value activities that provide a low-stress and enjoyable experience for everyone in the family.

In 2018, we launched The Hopper brand, and set out to become the family gathering space of the future in Boulder, Colorado!

the hopper boulder science galaxy teamScience Galaxy awarded 501(c)(3)     |    Founding Team formed     |     Seed funding secured

the hopper boulder research feedbackHosted Community events and focus groups – reaching over 20,000 people     |    Visited and toured national and international leaders in STEAM     |     Completed Master Planning     |     Active network of partners and sponsors

hopper boulder steam learning kids activitiesOngoing beta events to validate business model     |     Launched Hopper Brand     |     Present at Denver Startup Week

the hopper boulder blueprint layout for family activities and steam learningSeeking private investors     |     Grants for program development and youth engagements     |     Creative product development     |     Crowdsourcing

the hopper boulder steam learning and family activities imageStay tuned…

the hopper boulder located in boulder colorado

Future Boulder Hopper Location – See you there!

WHAT IS THE HOPPER?

the hopper boulder stem steam event

The Hopper seamlessly blends STEAM learning with seasonal dining and local craft beer. Coming to Boulder in 2020, The Hopper invites kids to rediscover play time with the parents and parents to rediscover date night with the kids. The Hopper is a science discovery playground and a community beer garden mixed into one cohesive and ever changing family friendly space. 

the hopper dragon hotdog fly

OUR MISSION

The Hopper serves up fun science for families and helps parents fill the educational gap in Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at school. We are reimagining together time. The Hopper is a place where kids can feed their minds, and parents won’t lose theirs. It’s a place to dine in and nerd out.

HOW IT WORKS

At The Hopper you will find a personalized menu of science and tech challenges that will encourage your family to explore, build, play, and eat.

explore build play and eat with the hopper

You can order STEAM challenges a la carte

You can interact with local scientists

Use tools you can’t get at home

Order good food & drink

Content is relevant and constantly changing

Facilitators guide you through an activity

WHY THE HOPPER?

stem learning with the family

• Museums are Predictable

• Babysitters Fall Through

• Kids Never Sit Still at Dinner

• The Dishwasher is Full

• Exhausted Moms Deserve a Glass

• The Hopper is Never Boring

2018 Family Destination Needs

1
2
3
4
5

A fun experience!

Opportunity to spend time together.

Want to experience an attraction that is different from the norm.

Want to get away from stressful life for a few hours.

Want to provide family with a memorable experience. 

Top 5 Emotional Drivers — PGAV Destinations Trend Report

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