Explore Our Exhibits

The museum is temporarily closed for renovations and cannot wait to welcome back its beloved members and friends at our soon-to-be announced November 2021 Grand Reopening.

We’ll be unveiling beautifully upgraded spaces, including two exciting new exhibits. Track our renovation progress here!

For information on what to expect when you come for one of our programs, please check our COVID-19 Safety Protocol document.

Our exhibits are designed to spark children’s curiosity, imagination and interests by engaging them in playful explorations of interactive learning experiences and shared moments of discovery. Visit Stepping Stones to discover your favorite!

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Special Exhibits

Our ever-changing space offers exhibits from other children’s museums around the United States and some we created here.

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Rent Our Exhibits

Enhance the experience at your location with one of our award-winning traveling exhibits. These interactive and content-rich exhibits will generate curiosity in children, big and small.

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Area Attractions

We’ll help you discover even more to explore.

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Exhibits and Galleries

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Build It!

Build It! allows children to explore architectural design and construction – from the ground up!

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Celebration Courtyard

Get out and play! With its giant open-air tent and brand new eco-friendly play surface, families discover big fun throughout the year in the Celebration Courtyard.

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Proven to stop everyone from 1 to 101 in their tracks, the absolutely mesmerizing ColorCoaster is a 27-foot kinetic sculpture designed by artist George Rhoads.

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Community Garden

Explore and enjoy the natural world through six gardens: Grassland, Rain, Butterfly, Herb, Edible and Woodland.

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Energy Lab

The Energy Lab is a wet, wild, and wonderful way for children to learn about the science of energy. As they explore the exhibit, they’ll find a working lab that inspires a natural curiosity to imagine and invent.

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Express Yourself

This is a hands-on exhibit designed to help children acquire the social-emotional learning skills needed to be successful in an increasingly complex world.

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Light Gallery

Experience an abundance of natural light, colorful LED displays, and exhibits created by, for, or about children, their families, and the community.

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Multimedia Gallery

Step inside and prepare for a visually stunning multimedia experience.

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Tot Town

Inspired by the latest research in early childhood development and play, this imaginative space sparks curiosity and fosters early learning.