Created in response to overwhelming feedback from advisor design workshops, this space evokes the physical play, risk, exploration, and open-ended possibilities fostered by outdoor play.
Visitors enter the Museum’s play space over a ramp or by climbing through a log pile into the Woods. Elevated platforms and the spaces underneath provide opportunities for children to build forts, send supplies up and down on pulleys, play with light in a dark area, or find cozy nooks for reading and quiet discovery. A crawler and toddler area encourages early sensory exploration and age appropriate gross motor play.
If you've already played in Woods, click here to let us know about your experience.
For more information about our playscapes, email Debbie Kray, Director of Exhibits and Education.
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 Woods includes a second activity as a way to extend the Museum experience beyond our doors.