Construction Zone provides materials for visitors to experience construction on both a small and large scale, inviting them to be construction workers as they pound, push, and problem-solve structures as tall as themselves. Once they have a plan, visitors get hard hats and tool belts and get to work using bulldozers and wheelbarrows to move rubber “rocks” around a gravel pit. Overhead, a crane that visitors can operate moves large-scale construction materials, such as fabricated I-beams, to the construction site.
Construction Zone also features a gated area just for toddlers with building blocks and more to develop building skills of our youngest visitors.
What are we learning:
- Investigate systems and the interaction of parts within a system
- Create and recognize patterns and relationships
- Recognize and investigate a design problem
- Problem solving skills
- Cooperative play
- Development of fine and gross motor skills
- Early math and science skills
Generously sponsored by The Daniel-Mickel Foundation and The Children and Grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Small, Jr.
Enjoy Design It, generously sponsored by The Pazdan Family.