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Things to Explore
- Train Table: Lay track and conduct trains over our giant train table.
- Tool Bench: Connect bolts, nuts, and washers on the peg board.
- The Building Block: Build with foam beams and bricks or interlocking grid blocks.
- Light Table: Draft blueprints on the Boogie Boards, then create with translucent blocks that utilize the table's color-changing lights.
From the wonder of seeing an architectural creation take shape to the delight in toppling it over with a sudden crash, block play provides children with a valuable opportunity to exercise their spatial skills and language, critical thinking, and creativity. Sponsored by Martin Horn, the Museum’s spacious Construction Zone is equipped with a variety of block types and building stations to facilitate gross motor and fine motor development, solo and group play, and exploration and experimentation. Stations change and rotate every four to six months.
Virtual View of Construction Zone
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