Our Mission:

Treehouse Children's Museum invites children, ages 2 to 12, and their grown ups to Step into a Story® through interactive and engaging exhibits and daily programs and special events that are rooted in the need of all children to make meaningful connections through stories, imaginative play, and conversations. Here learning is child's play. Treehouse is a place that shows children that they matter and that they can create and do amazing things. Treehouse supports and strengthens families and provides materials to parents to make their role as their child's first teacher easier. Treehouse also serves as an enriching resource for our schools, preschools, and Head Start programs.


More than 3 Decades of Treehouse in Northern Utah

Opening Day in the Ogden City Mall on February 29, 1992.


The private, nonprofit Treehouse Children’s Museum opened its doors in 1992 and has been providing unique educational exhibits and enriching programs for families and school groups for more than 3 decades. Originally located in Ogden City Mall, Treehouse now has a signature building, the Elizabeth Stewart Treehouse Museum, on 22nd Street, which opened in 2006. With nearly 30,000 square feet of exhibits, a giant tree at its center, plus a theater, a global “village,” an American downtown, a Science Circus gallery, and much more, Treehouse was built with love for the most important people on the planet – our children. More than 3.8 million children and adults have visited Treehouse since its opening.

Thanks to all the generous donors who have provided contributions, grants, and sponsorships that have kept the Museum going and growing for 3 decades! Thanks, too, to our thousands of members who support Treehouse through their membership purchase. We're proud to be the place that many adults remember visiting as children and are excited to share with their own children or grandchildren.


Treehouse Board Trustees

Treehouse Museum is fortunate to have a strong, caring 28-member volunteer Board of Trustees to ensure that the resources and the policies are in place to help us best serve families and schools.

Kenyon Dove, Board Chair
Meg Naisbitt, Board Vice Chair
Marlisa Lund, Board Treasurer


Ryan Albert
Eric Amsel
Monique Benard
Darla Blodgett
Sylvia Cobabe
Christine Denniston
Kathy Douglas
Heidi Flitton
Candace Flowers
Marshal Garrett
Kent Greenfield
Cami Hall
Bob Herman
Judy Jackson
Mitzi Kawaguchi
Becky Okey
Georgiann Parkin
Phyllis Savage
Glory Spurlock
Brian Stevens
Cheri Walker
Denise Wright
Catherine Zublin


The Treehouse Staff Team

Treehouse has a talented and dedicated full-time and part-time employees, who together create and maintain this unique and beautiful facility.


Full-time Staff
Lynne Goodwin, Founding Executive Director
Wesley Whitby, Programs Manager
David Hobbs, Exhibits and Facility Manager
Rob Goodwin, Communications Manager
Jennifer Ware, Visitor Services Manager
Gina Adamson, Volunteer Mentor and Programs Assistant
David Alexander, Programs and Building Assistant
Esther Plium, Visitor Services Assistant


If you would like to work at Treehouse Museum, please download and fill out our application form completely and then email it to treehouse@treehousemuseum.org or bring it to our Welcome Desk.

Download Our Application Form

Treehouse has been in its permanent home – the Elizabeth Stewart Museum – for 17 years. Here's a look back at its construction.


Thank You to Our Program and Exhibit Donors