Hands-on History

This special place is “kid-scale,” with exhibits that touch on the same topics as the rest of the exhibition yet are designed to engage and delight young learers. A climb-in boat, a sea captain’s cabin, a fishing shack – these are some of the iconic experiences that will help kids to learn through discovery. Each facet of Hands-on History is designed to complement one or more features of the larger exhibits providing “Do Touch!” learning experiences. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts are embedded in each experience, enabling kids to build skills and concepts – such as simple machines and map-reading – through play.