We are pleased to announce that major enhancements are coming this summer to the Museum’s learning environment for our youngest visitors – Pocket Park. To create these new updates, Pocket Park will be closed for construction starting Monday, June 12 and will reopen July 5.
Pocket Park provides preschool-age children and infants with hands-on learning opportunities that help young children build academic, physical and social skills. The exhibit’s pretend urban park setting offers family activities that promote environmental education and highlight the importance of freshwater and other natural resources.
- Find fish and frogs in the interactive pond and play in the sandbox
- Pretend to dig and plant in the vertical garden
- Harvest fruit and vegetables from the rooftop garden and orchard, and sell it at the produce stand
- Climb up to the tree house with slide, puppet theater and sounds from nature
- Learn about the water cycle and explore ways water is used at home and in the community
- Solve puzzles and learn about animals, natural materials and the seasons in the Ecology Center
- A soft crawling area is perfect for pre-walkers
Check out our May-August newsletter, Handprints, with news about our upcoming exhibits, programs and more!