The addition of the Our Town Bank brings currency and a mini economy to life in Our Town. Children have the opportunity to be tellers and bankers, or a be a customer and cash a paycheck. In this exhibit children learn how to fill in a deposit slip and about saving, spending and sharing.
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The Children's Interactive Garden and Learning Landscape includes a Pizza Garden, Butterfly Garden, giant vegetable play structures, musical instruments and much more. Come outside and play!
All Aboard! See this interactive train exhibit in action, as the kids push the buttons and bring the train set to life.
At our mail stop, kids will have an exciting time sorting and delivering mail throughout the Our Town Wing of the museum.
Children will be able to play the role of veterinarian. Just like a real veterinarian, children will get to wear a lab coat while examining (stuffed) animals. Children can view x-rays and apply bandages.
Imagine yourself a racecar driver or a skilled mechanic. Children will change a tire, check underneath the chassis, or trade in an old muffler. Children will have the opportunity to role play and use hands-on tools as they pretend. Check the oil, top off the fluids and test the engine in our garage center in the Our Town Gallery of the museum.
In our Health Center children will learn about their body systems enjoying interactives involving a healthy heart, digestion and the digestive system sounds, the skeletal system as they ride bike and see how their skeletal system moves, and a test for your brain. Play operation as you try to remove parts without being buzzed. Pretend to be a dentist or a patient at the dentist, or simply test your eyes as you try to locate certain items in the classic I spy game.
Babies and toddlers will enjoy “A Day at the Beach” complete with a riverwalk, lighthouse and toddler boat. They will experience lots of climbing in around and through things, shape recognition and tactile learning. There is also a “Look at Me by the Sea” interactive in which the toddlers can peek through portholes and discover themselves dressed as various seafaring characters.
In the Cracker House exhibit children will learn about the architecture of a cracker house and why it was significant and practical for early Floridian lifestyle. Children will also get the opportunity to compare houses in Florida to those around the world in the “Guess Which House is Mine” interactive. Budding architects and artists can design their own dream homes, While the consturction crew use planks to build their own kid-sized home.