Exhibit Highlights

Explore the growth of plants in our real garden or the pretend greenhouse.

Let’s Learn!

  • Life science, earth science, and agricultural science concepts
  • Fine motor skills
  • Practical life skills

Let’s Garden!

Visit our outdoor raised garden bed maintained by Ollin Farms. Each spring through fall, Farm staff teach Museum visitors how to plant, maintain and harvest a variety of seasonal organic vegetables. Children are encouraged to get their hands dirty by planting seeds, pulling weeds, digging in the soil and learning what plants need to grow. While you’re outside, cultivate your green thumb by playing and planting flowers in our pretend greenhouse. Check the Museum calendar for upcoming Get Growing garden program dates!

What you’ll learn:

The changing nature of the outdoors makes it an incredibly stimulating and multi-sensory place to play. This is important as babies and young children learn and gain experience through all their senses. Not only do visitors who get fresh air and sun feel better, but children who gain knowledge and appreciation of nature are more likely to become adults with a greater sense of environmental awareness!

  • Practice social skills such as communication, cooperation, organization, and flexible thinking
  • Learn about the growth of plants from seedling to fruition
  • Learn about the needs of plants like air, soil, water, and sun
  • Practice the farm to table concept by helping plant, water, and collect fruit and vegetables
  • Gain healthy habits of outdoor activity- get some fresh air and sun!

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