Build fountains, float boats and explore the swirling, whirling ways of water!
Water is intrinsically fascinating – the ultimate “loose part.” Whether splashing in puddles and bathtubs, floating sticks in rivers, or building fountains at the Children’s Museum, water naturally invites open-ended play and exploration. Water play is a mesmerizing sensory experience that fosters creativity, stimulates curiosity and promotes problem solving for all ages and abilities. It offers children endless possibilities to engage with science – to notice, question, experiment and develop a sense of wonder about the world around them. Water Ways motivates kids – and grown-ups – to think, ‘What does water do?’ and ‘What can I do with water?’ by immersing visitors in engaging, interactive new water play.
- Splash, explore, discover and investigate water and its properties in different forms:
- Transform the size and shape of billowing mist and water domes
- Send boats and balls spiraling and twisting through vortexes
- Connect pipe pieces to form fountains that funnel the flow of mist and water
- Investigate and sculpt crushed ice using a variety of tools
- “Paint” watery designs on a large slate wall
- Build mazes and dam water cascading downstream with blocks and sandbags
- Explore an expanded play area with ramps, squeegees and spigots especially for the Museum’s youngest visitors
And MUCH more!