TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!
Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1
Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually live in a tree? Bring your entire family to our super summer exhibition and find out just who and what lives in a tree! Trees are homes to birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. This exhibition encourages visitors to get up close and explore the variety of life forms that live in trees. You can go inside our two totally interactive, indoor Tree Houses and travel across the multistory Observation Bridge. Your family can complete a scavenger hunt by spotting animals through a periscope and stereoscopic viewfinders. Investigators can follow animal tracking clues and can dance to a light-floor forest soundtrack!
Future field scientists can "climb" from tree to tree to discover the variety of habitats that trees provide for animals and then scramble up into the Crow's Nest for a closer view. The Cut-away Kitchen features touch screen games and discovery drawers that demonstrate how loggers turn timber into the everyday objects we use in our homes. Finally, children of all ages can design and construct treehouses using connective wooden building toys.
Visitors enter via a universally accessible ramp and all of the structures are built of sustainably harvested and locally milled wood. This exhibition is an excellent introduction to the natural sights and sounds that you can experience on our family-friendly Nature Trails. Explore the exhibition to become a woodlands habitat "expert," grab an explorer's backpack at the Overbrook Nature Center and then hit the trails for the full immersion in the learning-by-doing opportunities that are unique to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.