Another Reason to LOVE Where We Live!March 28, 2008
Today, in the mail, we received the 2007 Thanksgiving Point Annual Report. I was so happy to find out about Thanksgiving Point’s new addition that will open Fall 2010, the Museum of Natural Curiosity! The three main exibits are the Rainforest Safari, “(children) can travel through the layers of the Rainforest–up to the canopy or down to the roots of a gigantic, three-story Banyan Tree through a network of bridges and platforms. They can dig in the Excavation Site, climb the Spider Web, crawl through the Ant Hill or sway on the Vine Swing, while discovering the secrets of the jungle along the way.” the Waterworks Voyage, “Children can experiment with water flow and conservation at the Water Ponds, Pipe Building and Dam Building stations, witness the power of water at the Geyser, Bernoulli Balls, and Laminars and Fountains area. Visitors can also learn about weather and water cycles at the Fog Bowls and Cloud Formations.” and the Kidopolis Life, “This small, life-like town lets children play “grown-up” and find hidden secrets along the way. They will sort and count money at the Bank, dress up, and then slide down the fire pole at the Firehouse and Fire Truck, shop at the Hardware Store and get on board at the Train Station.” There’s also a “Creative Arts Shop featuring an Invisible Harp, Drum Chamber and an Intelligent Guitar” and a Science Playground that will have experiments with simple machines and human perception.
Now, in the two weeks I’ve had the car, I’ve really appreciated Thanksgiving Point for what it already has, but holy cow, this new museum is just going to be awesome! I’m so excited! Yay Thanksgiving Point! We love living ten minutes away from you!