Perfect for Toddlers and Preschool Scientists!
Since its reopening, our interactive Explorations gallery has inspired thousands of minds through play-based discovery. Its inviting and colorful setting will draw your little scientist right in!
Designed for early childhood development and science learning, Explorations features interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, like energy, space, weather and the environment, and encouraging adult-child interaction. Experiences include:
Use colored discs and toys to experiment with color combinations in a really cool way.
Skyscraper Architect and Building Stations
Use PVC pipe or child-safe blocks and a little imagination to build your own architectural masterpiece.
A favorite among our young guests! With a constant flow of water, experiment with a lock system, whirlpool and manual water pump to transport toys and floating vessels from one end of the table to the other.
Dress Up and Play
Don a pair of butterfly wings or a lab coat, or even grab one of our many puppets to inspire curiosity through creative role play.
Choose from over a hundred science-based children's books to explore topics through a private or group storytime.
3...2...1...BLASTOFF! Climb into our space shuttle and countdown to liftoff.
Using an array of colorful magnets and magnetic toys, experiment and explore how magnets interact with one another, and with other materials.
Exploration through Art
In the art area, you can color, paint or draw out your inspirations.