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One of the nation’s top children’s museums, the Creative Discovery Museum inspires children’s passion for learning through play. Whether creating a clay sculpture in the Artists' Studio, zooming a message through a pneumatic tube in Inventors' Clubhouse, digging for dinosaur bones in Excavation Station, or creating an ensemble cast of characters in the Back Alley Theatre, this museum is full of hands-on family fun. Children 4 years and younger can spend time exploring the infant garden of the Little Yellow House, while kids of all ages will enjoy RiverPlay's 2-1/2 story high climbing structure. Riverplay also offers an interactive watercourse to sail boats, learn about locks and dams, and shoot jets of water to make whirligigs spin!
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The Amazing Castle – Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Monday, January 2, 2017
This exhibit encourages role playing and imagination to become inhabitants of a castle village and playfully explore ideas related to community life. Children can dress as lords, ladies and villagers, work in the Royal Workshops with the Tailor or Carpenter, pick vegetables in the garden, cook up a royal meal in the Great Hall, and visit the tower to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon.
Kings, Queens & Castles – Saturday, January 14 – Sunday May 14, 2017
The game of chess comes to life in this innovative, hands-on family exhibit. With a giant medieval castle, slides, life-size chessboard, large-scale chess pieces, and chess-playing and art-making stations, children of all ages and chess-playing ability will be able to experience this timeless game in a brand new way.