© The DoSeum
The DoSeum is home to a range of permanent exhibits that are designed to encourage curiosity, creativity, and hands-on learning.
The Big Outdoors features 39,000 square feet of interactive outdoor spaces that are zoned by age, activity and noise level. These include an active 'noisy' section where children can put their gross motor skills to the test with exhibits that encourage climbing, crawling, exploring, and running, and an exceptional water works complex that demonstrates the incredible power of water. The Big Outdoors also features 30-foot-high climbing structure from Germany, a unique re-imagined bubble area, and a 'quiet' zone with a five-foot-wide, three-inch-deep waterway known as the Children's Stream. This scenic area is specifically designed for young children and their families to relax in a tranquil environment and features wooden bridges, stepping stones, an eco-viewing pond and a huge 100-year-old oak tree with a magnificent canopy and wheelchair-accessible tree house.
The Sensations Studio brings art and science together by exploring light and sound with physics and includes fun activities that make use of everyday objects and tools and objects to play with light and mirrors, observe light and sound interactions, and play with color.
Explore offers children the opportunity to learn about their local communities and the environments that surround them through exploration using maps, models, and shifting scales. This exhibit encourages children to sharpen their discovery skills and strengthen problem-solving and critical thinking by exploring the human-made aspects of their lives and how they compare to other parts of the world.
Little Town is a role-play townscape designed for young children under the age of five to improve motor skills, practice sharing, and social skills, and build connections through exploration, observation, and various parent-supported interactions.
Innovation Station features a range of displays designed to encourage both physical and mental imagination and creation, focusing on the process rather than the end product. From building blocks to simple machines, the exhibit encourages intuitive learning where children try, fail, and try again.
Spy Academy engages children both mentally and physically by encouraging them to use their mathematical skills to solve covert missions and become master spies. The exhibit includes tasks such as breaking codes, using powers of deductive reasoning and logic, and geometry and spatial skills to demonstrate how to use problem-solving skills.
Imagine It! encourages children to use expressive and creative-thinking as a tool to unleash their story-making skills and develop their aural and oral language. The exhibit features a variety of ways to create a story, including environment-based scenarios, character immersion, and writing.
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