Garden to Grocery These life-like vignettes use the power of dramatic play to teach children and families about healthy food choices, where food comes from and how it is made. Featuring multiple hands-on playscapes!
The Cabin *NEW*. New to our home on 6th Street, we have built a cabin in the Museum! Let their imaginations run wild playing house, food truck, (stuffed) animal sanctuary, or wild west fort. Complete with grill, sink, and picnic table for realistic, dramatic, and cooperative play, this exhibit is already a hit, so come to the cabin and join the fun!
The Block Yard Let your engineering imagination run wild with our large assortment of Imagination Playground Blocks! Everyone loves building with big blue blocks!
The Lego Bench Legos, more legos, and fun challenges to stimulate the creative brain on the Lego Bench. Challenge Dad to build a rocket ship or work as a family to build something EPIC! The possibilities are endless, and there’s no risk of stepping on Legos in the middle of the night!
Costume Box From tooth fairies with tiger tails to construction workers with bee antennae to chefs with tutus, our costume selection will inspire dramatic play throughout the museum! Watch as a simple costume change transforms the cabin from pizza kitchen to fairy fortress!
Ice Cream Cart *NEW* One of our new rotating exhibits, engage in sweet dramatic play with your little one while they dish up ice cream cones and sandwiches, then follow them to the cash register to complete the transaction! Watch them share scoops, take orders, and explore the magic of magnets. Did I mention we have DONUTS?!?!?
Puppet Theater/Stuffed Animal Den Use our wild animal puppets to put on a show in our very own puppet theater, take them to the Vet for a checkup, or gather all the animals in the Cabin for a very important meeting. Our animals are waiting for you!
The Veterinarian’s Table *NEW* Another of our rotating exhibits, drop by the Vet’s office to explore pet health! With organs, knees, teeth, and jaws on display, and X-Rays and a Light Table to explore, discover ways to help keep our furry family members healthy. Need a little more excitement? Stuffies get sick too, prep the table for an emergency and let our little healers help a hurt T-Rex!
Nursery Nook Designed for our smallest visitors. The nursery nook features activities focused on early development, and is gated to keep young children safe.
The Art Bar Come use our materials in any way imaginable, or paint a giant picture! Visit the Art Table to check out or rotating art project. If you don’t see what you want or you have a specific project in mind, ask the friendly folks at the front desk for supplies!
The Trailhead Light Lab Next to the Vet’s Office, explore our lighted table! With colored magnets, X-Rays, Wedge-its, and colored pencil blending, this exhibit is sure to light your creativity!
Magnet Board and Wedgits Build, create and explore with this wonderful exhibit for the little engineer. Magnet gears and words cover the board so explore gears and ratios or sentence structure. Build a tall Wedgit tower (think Lincoln Logs from the land of the Pharaohs) and remember, the taller your structure, the more fun it is to knock it down!