Just in time to fight cabin fever, the Children’s Museum of Findlay unveiled five new exhibits in a 5,500 square-foot expansion that nearly doubles the space for kids to explore, learn and play.
Visit the museum and be greeted by a human-sized robot named Baxter. Once inside, budding actors can take the stage in locally-made costumes or explore sound on oversized percussion instruments. An interactive screen demonstrates how underground pipes travel into and out of homes -even to a large foam-pit “pool” which is sure to be a kid-favorite.
Children longing for summer will love the camping exhibit that features a tent with cots, a treehouse and even a campfire complete with pretend s’mores! Up in the treehouse, they can learn to identify leaves and animal tracks, how to tie a square knot or simply relax with a book.
Another innovative new exhibit features a computer that projects topography onto a sandbox as children pile sand into mountains or dig to create lakes and rivers. Adults and children alike will enjoy climbing through the large tunnel exhibit made from huge pipes. The expansion also offers a larger party room with child- and adult-sized tables and chairs. The room is available to rent for individual parties or used for Museum events.
The Children’s Museum of Findlay is located in the Findlay Village Mall. Visit the museum Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday). Admission is free for children 2 years and under, $5 for children 2+ and $7 for adults. Purchase a family membership for $80 per year and admission is free.
For more information, visit cmfindlay.com.