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ABC Toddler Lot

ABC Toddler Lot

The ABC Toddler Lot is a gated area dedicated to children from infancy to three years of age.

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Adopt-A-Pet

Adopt-A-Pet

The tree-top Adopt-A-Pet veterinary clinic gives children an opportunity for career exploration.

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Art Studio

Art Studio

The Art Studio is an inviting, hands-on art exhibit with ever-changing projects.

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At the Beach

At the Beach

There is always something to do on a beautiful bright day at the beach.

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Build It!

Build It!

Dream up designs, build structures and find the joys of teamwork.

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Curious Kids

Curious Kids

Our WGCU Curious Kids space is a one of a kind learning environment.

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Johnsonville Backyardville

Johnsonville Backyardville

Hedge maze, shaded amphitheater, Art Abounding space or splash in our Water Play area.

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Loos Art Gallery

Loos Art Gallery

Our fine art collection will display art that has a focus on children and animals.

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Mother Nature’s House

Mother Nature’s House

Children will experience Earth’s rhythms and season changes in this interactive exhibit!

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Produce Market

Produce Market

A realistic, child-size market full of the bounty of Florida as well as a number of familiar foods.

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Race to Space

Race to Space

Get ready to blast off in this intergalactic, interactive exhibit!

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The Banyan Tree

The Banyan Tree

Children can crawl from level to level inside the tree to reach the top.

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The C’mon Trolley

The C’mon Trolley

Launch into a world of exploration as you take a ride on The C’mon Trolley!

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The Farm

The Farm

Visit The Farm to learn all about Florida agriculture.

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World Café

World Café

Children prepare, serve and “eat” delicacies from the country being featured.

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a well-rounded universe

In providing an environment for play-filled learning, C’mon affirms that play is not merely something to be tolerated in the gaps between eating, sleeping, and periods for formal learning. Play is vitally necessary to a child’s health and full development. While kids are having fun, they are also:

  • Using senses to explore
  • Developing social skills
  • Stimulating motor development
  • Using curiosity & imagination
  • Working together
  • Using physical activity to problem solve

Children’s museum specialist Mary Sinker, and acclaimed exhibit designer Jack Rouse Associates, conceived each exhibit as a model of three interrelated principles: an appreciation of children’s play behavior, knowledge of how an environment can influence play and learning, and an understanding of children’s developmental milestones. These three core beliefs enabled them to transform the learning landscape so that serious learning looks like play… for those who know how to look.

The exhibits present a well-rounded universe that is rarely experienced by children or, for that matter, the adults in their lives, from the swamps of the Everglades to outer reaches of the galaxy, from the annual change of seasons to a farm to a day at the beach. At the heart of the exhibits is The Banyan Tree, a soaring, two-story banyan tree with cubbies nestled in vertical prop roots, a lookout platform, and crawling branches that lead to the fascinating tree house at the top, inspiring children’s imagination as well as body coordination.

Exhibits were created to meet Florida’s Sunshine State curriculum standards, and all are accessible for individuals with developmental, hearing, physical, social/emotional and visual challenges.