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The Big Build Exhibit Opens at the Children's Museum
Published:
3/23/2016 11:35:25 AM


 
The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) is opening The Big Build, a new hands-on exhibit, designed to educate Charleston's young citizens through play with blocks of all kinds. The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m.

In this play-based exhibit, children are invited The Big Build logo to "be the builder" and construct endless structures using KAPLA, LEGO, Imagination Playground blocks and many more. In addition to manipulatives, The Big Build will feature a catenary arch, special toddler area, literacy connections and opportunities for children to explore engineering, design and construction concepts through play.

Executive Director, Nichole Myles, expects The Big Build to be a big hit this summer, drawing all ages of Lowcountry children into the Children's Museum. The new exhibit will offer a specified toddler area for the Museum's smallest visitors to play in the same room as their older siblings.

Myles says, "Exhibits like The Big Build give young children an opportunity to explore important developmental concepts and learn new skills while using objects they feel comfortable with. The myriad of skills children learn when they engage in block play is extensive and this exhibit will not only happily engage children but provide information to their caregivers about what children learn and how they learn it. Because of our focus on the power of play, we believe this exhibit joins perfectly with our mission to spark imagination and stimulate curiosity."

One of the highlights of The Big Build is sure to be the Imagination Playground blocks, hailed by MentalFloss as "one of the 16 coolest playgrounds in the world" and praised by Time Magazine as "encouraging creative thinking, teamwork and risk taking...in a world of endless standardized tests and regimented schedules." At CML, visitors will literally be able to have an 'off the wall' experience with these iconic blue builders.

The Big Build will be installed through September and is free for CML Members and CML ticket-holders.
 

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