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Exhibit spaces within the museum:
Bay Window Live animals are the highlight of this exhibit. Aquatic and land-living creatures represent regional wildlife, providing firsthand observations of their habits and habitats.
Watermen Visitors climb aboard a ten-foot boat and dock to act out their own watermen scenes. Props (life jackets, nets, plush crabs and fish) add to the realism of the exhibit.
Hard Hats This exhibit demonstrates concepts in construction and transportation. Toddlers adore the wooden train table, just at their height. Preschoolers make buildings and towns with the block sets, often with help from their grown ups.
Body Works A seven-foot replica of the human body, Stuffee, has an open chest providing access to his internal organs. A real dental chair lets children take on the role of dentist or hygienist as they practice on their patients.
Express Yourself This is a "help yourself" visual art workspace. Visitors can avail themselves of creative materials to make original works of art. Materials stress recycling, with wallpaper sample books, egg cartons, cardboard tubes, and cast-offs from local businesses.
Center Stage Theatrical costumes and seating for an admiring audience bring out the star quality is us all. Impromptu musical and dramatic productions occur on an ongoing basis.
Around the World Visitors can visit a home in Colombia. Shop in the market place. Bring rainforest puppets to life. Say hello our red-tailed boa constrictors.
Everything Under the Sun NASA helped to design a "catch all" exhibit for learning about the earth and our nearest star. Graphics inform visitors about sun safety, the food chain, solar activity and ancient calendars.
Outdoor Classroom Graceful dogwoods and redbuds surround an amphitheater of toad stools and a slate labyrinth.
Garden Spaces Tending the gardens is an ongoing process, sometimes part of a program or group visit. Each April the park is refreshed by GreenScape – a City-sponsored effort to refresh public green spaces.
Nature Trail The short trail traverses woodlands and wetlands at the head of Spa Creek. Pick up a free brochure describing the Native American uses of plants to be found here, courtesy of Junior Girl Scout troop 1716 from Ellicott City, Maryland.
Underground Railroad Trail Numbered posts lead the way through 12 stops that teach us how runaway slaves depended on nature on their quest for freedom. The posts and corresponding trail guide were created as a Girl Scout Gold Award by Elizabeth Gilliland of Arnold, Maryland.
Statement of Religious Activity:
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