Source: Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, Special to 1812Blockhouse
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with photos from the new exhibit; see below.
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum is proud to announce the debut of a new Traveling Animal Farm Exhibit thanks to the generosity and support of the Malabar Farm Foundation and the Marvin Memorial Library.
This new traveling exhibit debuted in the children’s department of the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby on Monday, February 7. After it’s 2-month exhibition at the library, it will be available for booking around Richland County to other libraries, museums, schools, and daycares.
The Malabar Farm Foundation Traveling Animal Farm Exhibit will consist of a pretend animal pen and a chicken coop which house stuffed farm animals, such as chicken, sheep, pigs, cows and horses, and a table for playing with a toy barn and plastic farm animals. The display will also include farmer and farm animal costumes, an array of pretend farmer’s tools, and pretend chicken eggs to collect. This exhibit is custom built to the perfect height specifications for a child between the ages of 4 and 8 years old and is completely ADA accessible.
This exhibit will also feature a selection of farm-themed children’s books specially curated by the Marvin Memorial Library Children’s Department to promote literacy.
In this hands-on exhibit, children will be able to explore farming and learn about caring for their favorite farm animals. Children will be encouraged to explore the topic further by reading the included children’s books on these topics.
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum is proud to provide children and families with the power of play every day. With over 30 interactive exhibits, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum invites children to use their imagination to create fun and unique experiences every time they visit the museum. And now, they are taking it OUTSIDE the museum to allow more children to experience the power of play thanks to the vision and support of the Malabar Farm Foundation, the Marvin Memorial Library, and The Shelby Foundation.
Photo: Little Buckeye