These exhibits are here to stay. Come back and play any day the Museum is open.

Harrell Family Charities Front Yard

Harrell Family Charities Front Yard is an enclosed space featuring a 100-ft climbable alligator, Blinky. Children are invited to invade Blinky’s “watery” home—filled with shady lily pads, the Mosaic Dig Pit, and the museum’s display of fossils.

Gallery Learning Outcomes:

  • Environmental Science
  • Cause and Effect
  • Gross Motor Play
  • Creativity & Imagination
  • Language Building

Watermelon Seeds

The Watermelon Seeds gallery focuses on the youngest of children playing with us: ages 0-6. Here, explorers move through the various lifecycle stages of a watermelon. Just as your sprout changes and develops, so do the areas of play.

Gallery Learning Outcomes:

  • Sensory Motor Intelligence
  • Executive Function Skills Practice
  • Process and Multi-Step Functions
  • Gross Motor Play
  • Language Development
  • Language Building

Design Park

Inspired by honeybees, Design Park is an exhibit focused on the value of collaboration, communication, and the pursuit of new ideas. This circular process has no real ending or beginning, as solutions are always being improved and re-designed. Here, explorers are challenged to create their own vehicles to the best of their ability.

Gallery Learning Outcomes:

  • Design Thinking Model
  • Evaluation Skills
  • Engineering Skills
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Language Building

St. Christopher’s Project City Play

A child-sized version of a real city, children are encouraged to explore a wide range of careers in whatever way they see fit. Transform into a firefighter, create your own newscast as a weather specialist, or take a shift as a cashier at the grocery store.

Gallery Learning Outcomes:

  • Social Dramatic Play
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity & Imagination
  • Sense of Self
  • Community Roles
  • Language Building

TBD Gallery

Inspired by the generation of Tik Tok, TBD Gallery focuses on virtual creation. Explorers can utilize the Stop Motion Lab, Lunz Group Green Screen Landscape, and Tom and Alison Anderson Found Sound Booth to develop videos and sounds of the future.

Gallery Learning Outcomes:

  • Collaboration
  • Technology
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Advanced Multi-Step Planning
  • Language Building