On Friday, Aug. 2, a 35-foot driftwood log with root ball was delivered to the Hands On Children’s Museum to be a key feature in its upcoming Outdoor Discovery Center. Thanks to a generous donation by Anderson & Middleton Company of Hoquiam, this weathered cottonwood will anchor the premier Driftwood Beach exhibit which will include a Driftwood Fort Construction Area. The Driftwood Fort will allow children to create their own forts out of real driftwood pieces and is sponsored by Ken & Nancy Anderson with the Walter A. Bratton Youth Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation.
The Outdoor Discovery Center exhibits at the New Museum are designed to connect young children to nature and they will provide an immersive play experience that can help children improve their emotional and physical well-being, while also doing better in school.
This first phase of the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center also includes a Patrick Dougherty “Stickworks” exhibit which is under construction now. HOCM’s Outdoor Discovery Center is one of only three “Going Wild!” pilot sites selected by the Association of Children’s Museums nationwide.
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