TreeHouses: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

Exhibition Name:
TreeHouses: Look Who's Living in the Trees!
Description:

Spend some time hanging out in the trees! Immerse yourself in an indoor tree house and explore the ecosystems of trees firsthand! Who lives in trees? Find out through stereoscopic viewfinders, tracking clues, natural artifacts, and sound. Learn about tree-dwelling animals and birds. Learn why trees and forests need to be protected. Trees sustain life on Earth! Designed for a family audience.

**LEARNING GOALS** * Trees provide habitats for many different animals. * Animals have adapted to life in the trees. * Animals leave identifiable traces behind, such as footprints, scratch marks and scat! * Trees are used to make many different products in our lives: houses, drinks, and foods such as nuts, fruit and chocolate! * We can be good environmental stewards by planting trees and logging sustainably. * Trees sustain life on Earth.

Partners: Environmental Exhibit Collaborative (EEC!): EcoTarium, Worcester, Massachusetts; ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont; and Children's Museum of Maine, Portland, Maine
Funded by Jane's Trust, the Cabot Family Charitable Trust, & the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Category:
Environment & Ecology
Primarily Consists of:
Hands-On Activities
Cost:
$17,500 + 1 truck inbound shipping
Size:
1,200-2,000 square feet (flexible)
Venue duration:
3-1/2 months
Availability:
Summer 2021
Special Requirements:

Insurance value and deposit.

Previous Venues:
  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
  • Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science, Sugar Land, TX
  • Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL
  • Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, Buford, GA
  • Gateway Science Museum, Chico, CA
  • Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello, ID
Contact:
Sharon Smallwood
Address:
601 First St
Ithaca, NY, 14850
USA
Phone:
607-272-0600 x128
Fax:
607-277-7469

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