Science of the Senses

The Science of the Senses exhibit provides opportunities for children to actively engage their senses in order to explore the exhibit and the world around them. Sensory play is crucial for brain development. 

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing.

Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. 

Educational Opportunities:

  • Literacy Skills

  • Fine Motor Skill Development

  • Social Interaction

  • Cognitive Skills

  • Problem Solving

​For more information on how the educational opportunities benefit your child, please see the referenced links below:

Sensory Play: 20 Great Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Cognitive Development and Sensory Play

The Power of Sensory Experiences

Sensory Play for Kids with Special Needs

Sensory Processing in Autism