Chillicothe’s newest attraction is geared toward the children, but their parents will have just as much fun! The Mighty Children’s Museum held their Grand Opening on October 4th with a ribbon cutting ceremony to make it official. So let us share with you what you’ll experience when you visit the Mighty Children’s Museum.
What is a children’s museum?
The Mighty Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers creative development exhibits to teach children creativity, thinking, problem solving and the ability to be innovative.
What does that mean? It means an environment for children and families that inspires learning through fun and interactive play. After attending the opening and exploring the exhibits, FUN should greatly be emphasized.
the mighty experience
Unlike many museums, the Mighty Children’s Museum doesn’t have exhibits that are enclosed in glass that you can’t touch – every exhibit is interactive! The learning comes through hands-on play with the exhibits. For example, the water table allows children to direct the water flow through channels, create rain, a whirlpool and much more. So although they are having fun, they are learning and having fun at the same time. This is just one of the many exhibits.
Each exhibit offers a different experience. There’s a farm to market exhibit where children will “pick” the fruits and vegetables, take them to the market, while others will be “buying” these items through the cash registers. While at a different station, children are “digging” and uncovering artifacts just like archaeologists do for Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.
The experience at the museum will give children the chance to not only get hands-on with the exhibits, but will also encourage socializing with the other children. Exhibits are designed for children eight years of age and younger, but children of all ages are welcome to come in and enjoy this museum.
Visit the Mighty Children’s Museum online at www.mightymuseum.org