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Introducing Science in Play – a progressive, next-generation learning experience for young kids and their families. Rich in loose parts and open-ended play, kids and adults are empowered to learn together and for life. We are combating the state’s school readiness statistics with a keen focus on 21st century learning skills – All through the power of play.

 

This NEW exhibit, presented by PNC Grow Up Great, envelops the entire first floor, encompassing the space previously dedicated to KidZone and also the central gallery previously home to traveling exhibitions.

In July 2015, a permanent Science in Play opened – a Science in Play that you’ve helped shape. Some of your favorite components are back, but updated with new attributes or elements, like build-your-own-roller coasters. Other popular pilot experiences – like the Shapes & Stuff Store – will surprise and delight you in their “all grown up” installation. And there are plenty of new things too, including the 14 foot tall Happy Climber to foster gross motor climbing skills, a larger and interactive infant area, a color & light zone and more.

EXHIBIT EXTENSIONS: Let’s Pretend
EXHIBIT EXTENSIONS: Playing for Life
EXHIBIT EXTENSIONS: Pump It Up
EXHIBIT EXTENSIONS: Reaching New Heights
EXHIBIT EXTENSIONS: Shape Your World
 
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