Exhibits

Farm to Market

In our farm exhibit, children use pretend play to learn about life on a farm and the origin of the foods they eat. They may play in the barn, hoist hay bales up the conveyer belt, collect eggs from a chicken coop, dress up as a farmer and harvest fruits and vegetables from the garden and orchard. The market allows children to experience what it’s like to shop in a real grocery store and see the result of how food gets from the farm to the market to the home.

Raceways

The Raceways exhibit invites both children and adults to experiment with gravity, energy and motion as they send golf balls and little wooden cars on various journeys. Children and grown-ups can direct golf balls and cars down ski jumps, through loops and spirals or build-your-own racetracks.

Baby Nursery

The Baby Nursery provides ample opportunities for interactive learning as children pretend to care for baby dolls using medical play items including a scale, bassinets, thermometers, otoscopes and more. The Baby Nursery encourages early interest in science and creative role-playing.

Ready Vet Go

Ready, Vet Go! teaches children about the importance of pet ownership and care. In this kid-sized veterinary clinic, families can play and learn the role of veterinarian, groomer, trainer and pet owner. Kids come in, put on their vet coat and stethoscope, grab the clip board and use x-rays and “real” instruments to restore their animal back to health.

TinkerSpace

TinkerSpace provides an array of different building materials and blocks to allow little hands to create structures and contraptions in an exciting environment. Available materials include Rigamajig, Lego blocks, magna-tiles and other block varieties.

The room also includes Amazing Airways, a free standing jumble of connected tubes. Children feed colored balls into the starting box, where a fast-moving air current pushes the balls through a series of twists and turns until they emerge through one of the exit tubes. Valves help change the air flow, teaching children about pneumatics and movement.

Small Wonders

The Small Wonders room is designed for children from 6 months to 2 years of age. The exhibit includes a variety of textures, grades and toys designed to allow crawlers and early walkers to manipulate, climb, creep, crawl, play, and discover in an environment designed especially for them.

Artworks

Young children enjoy experimenting with the process of making art. ARTWorks is intentionally open-ended so that children learn how to develop their own creativity and art skills. By providing a variety of materials without specific instructions, children are free to experiment. ARTWorks is typically stocked with washable paint, collage supplies, chalk, face paint and fun shapes.

H2Oh!

The H2Oh! exhibit is designed to let children learn about the properties of water through fun, interactive play. It features stations where children and their families can experiment with flowing, squirting, splashing, spraying, sinking and floating. Aprons and towels are available for this interactive and wet STEM learning experience.

Wonder Gym

Come climb, slide, rock, balance, swing and build! It’s all in the Wonder Gym and ready for you to explore!

Wonder Why Garden

The “Wonder Why Garden” teaches children by connecting them to an exciting world of plants to foster a love of nature. We encourage families to visit the garden to see nature at its best.

The Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share!