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.
Fine Motor Skill Development
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