Go Figure! Children’s Exhibit Opens at Geneva History Museum

Go Figure! Children’s Exhibit Opens at Geneva History Museum

The Geneva History Museum announces the opening of a special children’s gallery exhibition, “Go Figure!” where children can explore math and literacy activities.

Five popular children’s books are brought to life in gigantic reproductions of the artist’s original illustrations.  Books include: Arthur’s Pet Business by Marc Brown, The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins, The Quilt by Ann Jonas, Frog and Toad are Friends: A Lost Button by Arnold Lobel and Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall.

Explore this discovery-filled exhibit including sorting, sequencing, and pattern activities, two iPad stations, a table-top creation area and copies of all five books to read and share. Enter a drawing to take home the bundle of all five books.

Three drop-in story times are planned to coordinate with the exhibit in cooperation with the Geneva Public Library.

Join historians each month starting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, with The Doorbell Rang, Thursday, July 26, with Arthur’s Pet Business and Wednesday, Aug. 8, with Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Story times are recommended for children ages 3 to 8. The readings are followed by an activity and free admission to “Go Figure!”

“Go Figure!” is sponsored by the Fabyan Foundation and was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in collaboration with the American Library Association with funding from the National Science Foundation.

The exhibition is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays from now through Saturday, Aug. 11, at 113 S. Third Street, Geneva.

Admission is $3 per person, $2 per child age 3 to 10 and free for museum members. Admission includes the Main Gallery, “Geneva’s Story” and the Feature Gallery, “In Other Words: The History of Communication in Geneva,” sharing the evolution of communication from the written word to the recorded word.

For more information visit GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or call 630-232-4951.

SOURCE: Geneva History Museum news release

About the Geneva History Museum

The Geneva History Museum is located at 113 S. Third St., and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am to 4 p.m. The Geneva History Museum is an independent not for profit organization not supported by tax dollars. For more information visit GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or call 630-232-4951.