Light & Color Room
Manipulate light with our fiber optics tools. Check out the optical illusions. Leave your shadow on the wall. There are also mirrors, a hologram, a periscope, kaleidoscopes, games, and windows of color to aid you in learning about light and color.
Air & Water Room
Experiment with water currents using our water table. What happens when you send a ball over a waterfall? Aim our air blasters at the targets. Use air to “play” the organ pipes. Use our air currents to move balls, or perhaps you’ll get them stuck! Can you get them moving again?
Rocks & Vegetation Room
Check out our awesome display of rocks. Use magnifiers to see their patterns and colors close-up. Pretend to plant a garden of vegetables, or gather the apples and pears from the trees. Do leaf rubbings with our patterns. Learn about native wildflowers by playing an identifying game with our realistic display. Or just make the little house look pretty by “planting” flowers in the window boxes.
Solar System, Gravity & Magnetism Room
Send a ball down the “black hole.” Make your own constellation on the wall. Use our collection of magnets for experiments, or just build something that looks “cool” with our magnetic toys. Enjoy our “planetarium room” with the rotating earth that shows the seasons as well as day and night. (We created the ceiling of stars with fiber optics!)Get ready for the fun (and noise) by sending our colorful golf balls down the clear tubes on the wall.
Birds, Fish & Shells Room
The highlight of this room is climbing through the tree, or going through the gate that leads to our bird observation room. We maintain feeders, plants, and a water feature to draw the wild birds of the area close enough for you to sit and enjoy. While you are there, you can manipulate the displays to learn some bird calls. There are also many games, puzzles, and displays for you to learn from. You may even get the shells from the drawers for close-up handling and inspection with our large magnifier. Some of our guests may just choose to “fish” for awhile with our magnetic poles and little fish tub. Or, if you enjoy a challenge, you can try your hand at the Nine-square puzzles on the table.
Animals & Insects Room
Use our woodland puppet theater and realistic looking woodland creatures for your entertainment. Or perhaps, you’d like to learn more about the tracks that animals make by making some in the sand. Many of our guests are fascinated by observing our live, working bee colony close-up. See if you can find the queen of the hive! We also have a corner display on butterflies that includes a game and puzzle along with an excellent collection of butterflies and moths.
This is the room where you can observe our live creatures. We have a fresh-water tank with fish and turtles. We also have two salt-water tanks with live coral and fish. One of the main features of the room is the aviary with varieties of finches, but our displays include a canary (that sings) and two Caiques (that talk, sometimes!) Our flowing stream ends in a goldfish pond, and you can enter the cave to see our fluorescent rocks.
Open 9 AM - 3 PM Tuesday through Thursday
Also available on Sundays from 12 PM - 7 PM
$5 per person and $3 for ages 1-2
Family Memberships are available!