Water provides a variety of open-ended opportunities to experience falling,running, and still
water. Tall panes of glass, metal, and rocks create a sculptural waterfall that naturally draws children and adults to observe water as it cascades onto the rocks below. Levers and cranks allow children to change the volume and pattern of the falling water.
Flowing offshoots provide both toddler and older child size areas to play with running water. Rotating panels and loose objects encourage creative problem solving as children navigate objects down stream or change the flow of the water. A still water pool creates an area for focused investigation into sinking a floating objects or states of liquids.
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July 19 – December 31
Stir, whisk, measure, and pour with kitchen inspired gadgets in the Museum’s beloved playscape Water. For first time visitors, make sure to bring an extra change of clothes as explorations in water are often delightfully wet.
Invitations to Play highlight the play and learning that takes place in each of the Museum's playscapes by providing adults with prompts and resources to further engage children. This Invitation to Play for Water includes a second activity as a way to extend the Museum experience beyond our doors.