As much fun as they had in the Tools for Solutions area, they had double in the Fundamentally Food area – This upgraded exhibit strengthens the understanding of how food functions as an integral part of daily life, and focuses on social emotional learning, math, economics, nutrition and sustainability. Children can follow the path of food from farm-to-table and participate in role-play opportunities on the farm, in the grocery store and in the new kid-sized “Diner” area. They loved collecting fresh eggs from the chicken coop on the farm, shopping and playing cashier in the grocery store or even serving up a healthy pretend meal at the diner, the Fundamentally Food zone will introduce food as a significant aspect of all cultures, address as it relates to health and well-being and more.
In one day, my kids served me breakfast at the Waffle House diner, bagged my groceries, worked as a deli clerk, unloaded boxes from the delivery truck, milked a cow, picked corn and carrots and gathered the eggs from the chicken coop. They also fished, performed a play with animal puppets, shot a rocket to Saturn and created a piece of Art! Whew… we were exhausted but it was so worth it!
This is one of our new favorite places and we will be here often! Check out their site HERE and get your tickets!