Our latest outdoor exhibit, Earth Moves, explores the four-billion-year story of how mountains rise, how rocks turn to sand, and how water reshapes the planet. Earth Moves is designed for visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
Visitors can explore a cave formation made from sandstone, change the flow of a 20-foot waterfall, and discover hands-on experiences with sand, stones, and rolling water. Earth Moves is designed for visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
A FEW TIPS FOR A GREAT EARTH MOVES EXPERIENCE
Where is it? Earth Moves is located in Catch the Wind and across from Into the Mist, about an eight-minute walk from the main building.
Coming with kids? Bring a change of clothes. We're not kidding — there's a waterfall in there, so many visitors may get soaked. And there is mud and sand throughout Earth Moves. So if you're bringing kids, we recommend bringing a change of clothes, just in case. We also have a foot-washing station in the space for rinsing off sandy toes and a private changing area if things get really messy!
It's probably going to be hot! When temperatures are high, rocks can get hot, so use care when visiting midday. We also have lots of ways for you to keep cool: shady spots, misters, rolling water, and the waterfall.
Keep an eye on your children as they explore. Earth Moves is designed to be safe for all visitors. But as with all nature learning and discovery, bumps and scratches may happen.
It’s ok to keep little souvenirs. Just like at the Dino Dig, small rocks can go home in pockets for further study.