Open-ended exploration is an important play focus. Invention offers innovative opportunities for large and small scale building play. Using blocks, boards, fabric, tubes, and more, children will influence the space around them to support a range of activities from constructive to dramatic to gross motor play. Air tubes and moveable tracks provide opportunities to build math and other important cognitive skills.
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Invitations to Play highlight the play and learning that takes place in each of the Museum's playscapes by providing adults with prompts and resources to further engage children. This Invitation to Play for Invention includes a second activity as a way to extend the Museum experience beyond our doors.
Opening October 16, 2013
Fort Inventions invites visitors to go on a creative adventure in stretching, tucking, draping, and clipping to build an individual or collaborative fort.
Use a variety of materials, like blankets, furniture, clips and strings.
Each fort will take on its own unique footprint and design. Once built, imaginations can soar as the fort becomes a voyaging vessel, cave, cabin in the woods, schoolhouse, rocket ship, or anything else our minds can imagine.
Fort Inventions can be found in the Museum's Invention playscape.