The mission of Treehouse is to be the magical place where children, ages 2 to 12, “Step into a Story”® through interactive exhibits and programs, rooted in the need of all children to make meaningful connections through stories, family literacy activities, and imaginative play.


In 2022 Treehouse will celebrate its 30th birthday!


The private, nonprofit Treehouse Children’s Museum opened its doors in 1992 and has been providing unique educational exhibits and enriching programs for more than 175,000 visitors each year. 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, and much more, Treehouse was built with love for the most important people on the planet – our children.


Thanks to all the generous donors who provide contributions, grants, and sponsorships that keep the Museum going and growing!


Download Our 2021 Impact Report


Board Trustees

Treehouse Museum is fortunate to have a 23-member Board of Trustees to ensure the Museum has the resources and the policies to best serve families and schools.
Sherilyn Olsen, Board Chair
Kenyon Dove, Board Vice Chair
Marlisa Lund, Board Treasurer
Dr. Eric Amsel
Darla Blodgett
Paul Byron
Sylvia Cobabe
Kathy Douglas
Candace Flowers
Marshal Garrett
Kent Greenfield
Cami Hall
Bob Herman
Judy Jackson
Mitzi Kawaguchi
Meg Naisbitt
Rebecca Okey
Georgiann Parkin
Phyllis Savage
Glory Spurlock
Brian Stevens
Cheri Walker
Sharon Williams
Denise Wright
Catherine Zublin


The Treehouse Team

Treehouse also has a talented and dedicated staff of 7 full-time and 13 part-time employees who create and maintain the facility with the help of more than a hundred volunteers annually.

Full-time Staff
Lynne Goodwin, Founding Executive Director
Wesley Whitby, Programs Manager
David Hobbs, Exhibits and Facility Manager
Rob Goodwin, Development Officer and Graphics Manager
Jennifer Ware, Visitor Services Manager
Gina Adamson, Volunteer Mentor
David Alexander, Programs and 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 or bring it to the Welcome Desk.


Download Our Application Form


Here's a look back at the construction of our permanent home, the Elizabeth Stewart Treehouse Museum building.


Thank You to Our Major Donors