Fall River Children’s Museum’s New Exhibit Brings The Outdoors In
Mother Nature may not always give kids perfect weather for playing outdoors, but that's not a problem thanks to a new exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River.
The SouthCoast's beloved museum for kids has added a new, interactive Forest Adventure room that allows kids in the community to experience what it's like to go camping.
The bright, beautifully redone space takes over where the Education Station once was and since late August visitors of the museum have had a chance to cook, eat, drink and sleep outdoors while staying warm and dry inside the historic former courthouse.
What Is Inside the Forest Adventure Room at The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River?
First thing visitors will notice in the new room are the bright, beautiful murals all over the walls.
Katie Pascoal from The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River tells us the wooded landscape was created by Erika Johnson from Storefront Expressions with 3D bushes donated from Hetzler Contracting.
The result is trees, bushes and wildlife to complete the forest appearance that gives kids peeks of nature everywhere they turn.
All the greenery goes along with the pretend fire (complete with s'mores supplies), a Smurf style mushroom house for climbing in and a grilling area for cooking up some campout food.
There's even pretend bees nests in the painted trees to really let the kids' imaginations come alive.
The new space was created thanks to sponsorship from The Fall River Women’s Union & Bristol Country Savings and is just the latest in a series of updates and renovations that helps bring math, science, technology and the arts to life for SouthCoast kids.