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Explore Rainforest Adventure on Exhibit at Hands On! Regional Museum

Staff Report • Sep 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Explore Rainforest Adventure on Exhibit at Hands On! Regional Museum

September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014

(423) 434-HANDHands On Regional Museum315 E Main St Johnson City, TN 37601 www.handsonmuseum.org

Rainforest Adventure is a multisensory expedition that introduces visitors to tropical rainforests around the world, highlights the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders and suggests ways that people can make a difference.

Rainforest Adventure topics include: tropical rainforests around the world, conservation, scientists, animals, plants and global connections.

Guests are introduced to scientists and the ways they study a rainforest. Children role-play as research assistants on a series of problem-solving adventures.

Over 40 interactive components allow visitors to:

Meet scientists and explore the ways they study a rainforest.Become a research assistant through assignments, costumes and props.Take a closer look at plant and material slides through an oversized microscope Climb a kapok tree that's 9 feet tall.Study plant and animal life in the different layers of the rainforest.Weave on a loom.Climb through a tree log to discover animals that make their homes there.Explore a gorilla nest.Discover products that come from a tropical rainforest.Visit children around the world and learn how their families help protect the rainforest.

Learn about what you can do to help protect rainforest around the world.

"We are very excited to be able to offer such an exciting and unique exhibit," says Kristine Carter, Hands On! Marketing Manager. "It's very interactive, perfect for families as well as school groups."

Rainforest Adventure was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children with support from The Jaffe Family Foundation and MeadWestvaco Corporation.

About Hands On! Regional MuseumHands On! Regional Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts nearly 70,000 visitors annually. Centrally located in downtown Johnson City, Hands On! hosts school groups from 40 coun- ties in four different states and visitors from across the U.S. Visit online at www.handsonmuseum.org or call (423) 434-HAND. Find us on Facebook.

About Stepping Stones Museum for ChildrenStepping Stones Museum for Children is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to broadening and enriching the lives of children. Museum exhibits, educational programs and special events com- plement efforts in schools, childcare centers and homes. Stepping Stones is one of the top 50 chil- dren's museums across the country and among the most respected and popular family resources in Connecticut, benefiting more than 2 million children and families since opening in 2000. To learn more visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

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