Lets Pretend/ Drama Center
Added June 9, 2010!
This is a dress up and imagine center. It will include a movement component and is stocked full of wonderful costumes and accessories to allow dreams to take flight. Costumes where thoughtfully chosen to encourage dress up and “go”. Kids will “go” to other centers in the museum dress up in character which will add to each centers level of discovery. Costumes focus on children between the ages of 2-8 years old.
The History Tree Exhibit
Added June 2, 2010!
This is an interactive station in front of the Tree House Exhibit. It is the perfect place for parents and older children to think about history in a hands on way. It is challenging for younger learners which will promote child-adult interaction, which we love. It is age appropriate for 3rd graders and up to work The History Tree Exhibit independently. The rings of the story chart its growth and the growth of our nation in terms of pop culture. So smart!
“Camera Obscura” Exhibit
One of the great things about light is that it bends! And when it bends it causes interesting visual effects, like turning things upside down. The new camera obscura exhibit at the Children’s Museum creatively demonstrates this phenomenon. Designed to look like a Victorian era camera, black box and drape on a post, the camera obscura can be turned to look at different things and its focus can be adjusted for close up or far away viewing. Elementary aged kids like to experiment with the upside down visual effect, while preschool aged children enjoy the cause and effect of the push button light switch.
This unique, science/history object can only be found at the MWV Children’s Museum. It was designed, built and generously donated exclusively for the museum by Marc Stowbridge, member of the NH Astronomical Society. Mr. Stowbridge has many years experience working with telescopes and various kinds of lenses.
The Transportation Room
This room caters to those kids who love trains and everything about them! There is the miniature train set that children mannualy operate then we also have an abundance of books for the kids to look thru about all the differentt kinds of trains there are ..Soon we will be having the grand opening of Miniature (Electric) Thomas the Train where kids will be able to work the electric train with a lever and pully. What fun that will be!
Giant "Go Away Big Green Monster" Book By Ed Emberly
This exhibit has been a favorite for children learning how to read.. What better and more entertaining way to learn how to read then from a fun oversized book the size of your child themselves? The picture that changes every time the child turns the page entices the child to the end of the book where they get a big SURPRISE!
The Gravity Table
What better way to teach your child about gravity then to have a station where the child themselves can drop the balls on the top and watch them work their way down the obstacle course? We have several different types of stations for them to experienment with this phenomenom.
What better way to teach your child about electricity (in a safe environment) and its movement then to have them manually operate the button of Jacobs Ladder!? When pushing the button on, the electrical current will work its way up the wires untill it disapears then the child has to push the button again to start the whole process once more.