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A child plays with a ball ramp in a brightly lit room as an adult watches.
Explore | Exhibit

Play to Learn

This 1,500 square foot exhibit is the perfect place for young explorers to work on their full body movement, fine motor skill development, creative play, and experimentation. Separated into two areas, Play to Learn includes a calm play space for infants and a kinetic exploration zone for explorers ages 3–6.

This exhibit is generously funded by the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Foundation and other donors.
A young boy climbs a small wall with colorful handholds.

Climbing Wall

You can climb across mountains! By climbing this wall, children can work on developing gross motor skills and confidence in their own physical abilities.
A boy watches from a tower as a ball rolls along a track hanging from the ceiling.

Ball Tracks

Send balls racing overhead down a zigzagged track. Not only is this tons of fun for both kids and parents, it is also a great introduction to the concept of gravity for your preschooler!
A mother watches a small child explore a room with colorful mats and a small house.

The Gentle Zone

A dedicated play space for infants and toddlers to play complete with age-appropriate exploration activities including mirrors, sounds, sensory toys, and safe, low climbing structures.

Play is important work.

Watch children play in this exhibit and you can see them experimenting in real-time—practicing new skills, flexing their imagination, and exploring their relationships with others.

A man helps a small child roll balls on a track on a wall.