We <3 the Children’s Museum! Welcome to the Fairbanks Children’s Museum, a long-term exhibit featured in the auditorium this winter.

The installation offers several new interactive exhibits that let children explore through the very serious business of play. Monthly Creativity Center themes will draw on early learning guidelines. They range from fiber arts and simple machines to artistic math. The FCM will also feature bi-weekly Super Sundays, featuring resources from across the community to teach core concepts to kids.

The FCM is also taking reservations for field trips and birthday parties. The installation opens to the public on October 1 and runs through April 30, 2014.

We’re hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 5 at noon. UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers will be there, along with FCM Director Brenda Riley and UAMN Director Aldona Jonaitis.