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New exhibit from Explore It! Children’s Museum coming soon

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You may have seen the Farm to Table traveling exhibit that the Explore It! Children’s Museum has taken to various regional events. At the April 14 Multicultural Fair at the University of Mary Washington, Explore It! will debut a new exhibit with a different focus.

Supported by a $3,000 grant from the Lego Children’s Fund, the exhibit is called “Build It!”. Here’s how the museum organizers describe it:

This exhibit offers hands-on experiences for children ages two to seven years in which they create, play, and learn as they explore science concepts related to building and using simple machines. 

Another exhibit to look for from Explore It!’s “Museum on the Go” program this year is called “Ready, Set, Roll!”. It focuses on physics concepts and was assisted with a grant from the Fredericksburg Area Service League.

Explore It! has been working for a few years now to try to establish a physical children’s museum in Fredericksburg. (And as my own family prepares for another trip to Richmond to spend a rainy Saturday at that city’s children’s museum, I say, “How can I help?”) These traveling exhibits are just the beginning of the group’s work as they form plans for moving forward with establishing a permanent location. To learn more about Explore It!, click here.