Spark Imagination & Science Center – A Children’s Museum in Morgantown, West Virginia
In 1998, a group of parents and teachers decided to work towards building a children’s museum in Morgantown. To begin this adventure, they created the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization “Recreational Opportunities For All Young Kids Initiative, Inc” (ROFAYKI). In 2002, ROFAYKI opened “The Fun Factory,” a play space for pre-school children and their caregivers.
In February of 2011 the Fun Factory changed its name and focus to become the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia (CDMWV). As Board and staff recognized that much of its work was science related, the museum embarked on a renovation and re-branding. In 2016, the CDMWV became Spark! Imagination and Science Center. Spark! operates on admission, memberships, donations, fundraisers, grants and sponsorships.
The mission of Spark! Imagination and Science Center is to inspire people of all ages to explore science and the arts through hands-on exhibits and programs that spark a lifelong love of learning.
Michael Howell – President
Amy Cumpston – Vice President and Secretary
Steven Williams – Treasurer
Nektaria Adaktilou – Landenberger