Our hands-on exhibits encourage playful learning!
Come learn and play in the warm and charming Old Fire Station! Here, families can explore our three floors of imaginative and hands-on exhibits, which promote creativity, learning, and social interaction between children and adults. On this page you’ll learn all about our permanent exhibits.
Dinosaur Den and Prehistoric Pathway
The Prehistoric Pathway is designed for children ages 3 – 8 and features indoor and outdoor learning environments with interactive, hands-on science activities. As they journey into the ancient past, kids can dress up in dinosaur costumes and imagine what it might have been like to walk and roar like dinosaurs, explore the Dinosaur Den, a cave with rock specimens, study slides of insects, snake skin, plant life under a microscope, and touch real fossil tracks that are 200 million years old.
The Wild Place
Our unique Outdoor Learning Center, “The Wild Place” is a sight to behold! Kids can learn about insects with the Butterfly Garden and Hotel, uncover ancient footprints in the Fossil Pit, make music, play on Rising, the elephant, or climb the Treehouse! Remember what childhood was like for you? We do! Let the “Wild Place” take your kids back to a simpler childhood!
Ignite your child’s curiosity when they discover the laws of motion as they design their own raceways. Our loose parts exhibits let kids decide how to use the components and encourage innovative thinking and STEM skills.