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About Exploration Station

Exploration Station...a children's museum is a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families, teachers and other caregivers.

Children of all ages are welcome at the museum, however, the majority of the exhibits are designed for children between the ages of 2-8 years old. There is a toddler area for the little ones, children 36” and under are allowed in the toddler area.


History of the Exploration Station

Find out how we got where we are today (PDF).


Learning Philosophy

You and your child/children can embark on an exciting and enriching experience at Exploration Station...a children's museum. Our Museum offers new and progressive ways to learn.

Here the focus is on exploring, not on learning facts or content.


How to get the most out of your visit

Interact with your child. Don't worry about doing something "wrong". The museum is designed to have an atmosphere of exploration. Don't try to see everything on our first visit. Follow your children to what interests them.

See our Ways to Play with your Child Guide (PDF).


What Kids Learn

Socialization, problem solving, conflict resolution, career role play, as well as fine and gross motor skills.


Remember

Although the museum is a hands-on experience, children must be guided to recognize the difference between freedom to explore and freedom to do whatever they choose. It is important to emphasize good social skills and respect for other visitors and museum property.



Activities Guide


January - April 2017

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Are the kids looking for something to do over Spring Break? Don't forget to check out our School Break Day programs that include games, activities, movies field trips and more to keep kids busy while school is out! 

The Perry Farm Park Easter Egg Extravaganza will take place at 10am on Saturday, April 8. Admission is free and don't forget to bring a basket!

Breakfast with the Bunny will be hosted at the Recreation Station on Saturday, April 8 at 8:30am. This event is designed for children ages 8 & younger and their families to visit with the Easter Bunny and his Ducky friend! Breakfast and an egg hunt are included. Seating is limited to don't forget to sign up before Saturday April 1st!

We are now accepting Daddy Daughter Dance registrations. Registration deadline is Friday, April 21, however, this program fills up fast so don't wait, register today!

Here is the Herald news article about our OSLAD grant for Willowhaven Park and Nature Center.

Please note there may be potential road closures to the Willowhaven Nature Center during the months of May-July 2017. Closures will be posted here and social media as dates become available.