Outdoor Classroom

Features a gallery of smaller exhibits focused on components of outdoor play

Outdoor Classroom

Where learning takes root!

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ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum’s Outdoor Classroom is a certified Nature Explore Classroom designed to ignite your child’s curiosity and love of learning. This expansive wonderland offers a variety of engaging exhibits that encourage exploration, discovery, and imaginative play. Let your little ones climb, dig, build, create, and connect with nature in a fun and enriching environment.

An official Certified Nature Explore Classroom

Exhibit Features

There’s a lot to see and do in this exhibit–check out some of these unique activities!

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Nature Art Area

Let's get creative!

  • Art

AGES: Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Transform our Volkswagen Bug into a masterpiece using colorful paints. Let your imaginations run wild as you design your own one-of-a-kind vehicle!

Sponsored by New Motors Volkswagen

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Water Area

Make a splash!

  • Science

AGES: Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Cool off and have a blast – Use the water pumps to control the flow of water and get refreshed with the playful misters on a hot day.

 

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Digging Area

Unearth a world of fun

  • Science

AGES: Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Climb aboard the construction claw and scoop through the wood chips.

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Music and Movement Area

Let the rhythm move you

  • Art

AGES: Toddler | Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Get your groove on! Explore musical talents with percussion instruments, shake and shimmy with hula hoops, and move your bodies to the rhythm.

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Building Area

Construct your dreams

  • Engineering
  • Math

AGES: Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Young architects can design and build their own magnificent structures, from towering castles to whimsical forts.

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Reading Area

Cozy up with a good book

AGES: Baby | Toddler | Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Snuggle up in our charming reading nook and get lost in a world of adventure. The Reading Area also features a little library stocked with a variety of children’s books, perfect for sparking a love for reading.

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Gathering Area

Connect and share

AGES: Baby | Toddler | Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Enjoy a shaded gazebo and ADA-compliant tables, providing a perfect spot for families to relax, have a picnic lunch, and share stories about their outdoor adventures.

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Garden Area

Explore the plant life

  • Science
  • Math

AGES: Toddler | Pre-School | Elementary | Middle

Discover the wonders of nature in the Garden Area. Learn about different plants, watch them grow, and appreciate the beauty of the natural world.

What Can My Family Do?

Further expand learning and play in the Outdoor Classroom!

  • Tend to a community based garden
  • Make our 1970’s Volkswagen Bug shine by adding your own creative touch with paint
  • Cool off from the summer sun in our candy cane misters and splash zone
  • Show off your construction skills and dig up some fun with our ADA accessible diggers
  • Engineer a log cabin and other unique designs
  • Produce a musical masterpiece to dance your way down Discovery Path  
  • Enjoy a nature based story with a friend

Explore More!

Experience new worlds and make new discoveries about science, the environment, culture, math, and the arts.

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Keep the inspiration, invention, interaction and imagination going.

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