Students take on the role of citizens as firefighters, journalists, farmers, paramedics and teachers. They cooperate and problem solve to provide services and explore how people live and work together. See more of Around Town.
Investigate what makes a garden grow and help care for plants. Students work together to identify roots, leaves, flowers and seeds that make up healthy food choices. See more of Sun Sprouts.
From seed to sprout to garden oasis! Students pretend to plant fruits, vegetables and colorful flowers and mulch, water and care for their greenhouse treasures. See more of Seedlings.
Dive in and play with patterns, numbers, shapes, and more. Students count, measure and build to further their mathematical thinking through play. See more of Sea Shapes.
Dive into the physical properties of water and solids. Students test what sinks and floats at the water tables, conduct experiments on the USS Science Sub and set sail for adventure on the pirate ship. See more of Splash.
Students play around with sound and whimsical vibrations to compose their own melodies on giant outdoor percussion instruments. See more of Tree Tunes.
Traveling between the first and second floors of the museum? Take the stairs! Students will love our playful piano stairs with authentic keys and colorful lights. See more of Stepnotes.
Students experience outdoor adventure inside, pretending to camp, kayak, and care for woodland creatures. See more of Hit the Trail.
Students explore how people earn and use money for goods and services in the pizzeria and pet shop. Money flows through the bank as students aim to save, make deposits and withdrawals. See more of Moneypalooza.
Create, innovate, design and construct! Students experiment with design as they build cars, use a variety of scrap materials to invent and build super structures with giant Legos. See more of IdeaWorks.
Artists at work! Imagination and self-expression unfold as students use high-quality materials to create artistic masterpieces. It’s all about the process! See more of Art Loft.
Students put their skeletal and muscular systems to the test! Shoot, skate, climb, dribble and balance. Pretending to cook from the My Plate table reinforces healthy nutrition. See more of Power2Play.
Charge up hands-on play at STEM challenge stations! Make and test flyers that soar up wind towers, build and rebuild circuits, and engineer solutions to a variety of brain teasers. See more of STEMosphere.
Using cranks, levers and pulleys, students work together to keep the electricity flowing through a pretend power grid. Students learn where energy comes from and how to use it wisely. See more of Kid Grid.
Step into the sights and sounds of the Neuse River Basin. Playfully explore the Neuse River’s ecosystem and role play as Riverkeeper in the Ranger Station. See more of River Playway.
Take aim in our newest pop-up play adventure, Putting Zoo. Students manipulate props to create their own mini-maker golf course and add up the score! Only through December 2019. See more of Putting Zoo.