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Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose
Review by Linda K. Foster

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I can't think of a better way for children of all ages to discover the world they live in than through hands-on, interactive exploration, and the Children's Discovery Museum offers just that. The Children’s Discovery Museum boasts a reputation as a “cornerstone facility for interactive learning for schools and families throughout the Bay Area” and has been named one of the top ten children’s museums in the nation by Child Magazine. Since it first opened in June, 1990, the Museum has become a center for learning and discovery for children, families and schools. The educational mission of the Museum encompasses the themes of Connections, Community and Creativity. As noted on the Museum website, the “…exhibit philosophy is rooted in its mission and responds to the distinctive need for children to learn through concrete interactions—touching, exploring, manipulating and experimenting.” In seeking to accomplish its mission, the Museum offers 150 interactive exhibits geared towards discoveries about self, friends and the world.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
by Linda Pliagas

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It was a sad day in our home when the “Little House on the Prairie” series stopped airing on television. Like most Americans, the life of the Laura Ingalls Wilder kept our family enthralled and entertained for more than a decade.  The life and times of our forefathers united our family in front of the television set on a weekly basis and gave me sweet memories to look back upon.

What a surprise and a treat it was for me to discover that the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder still continues!

The life of Laura Ingalls, who evolved from a simple pioneer girl into a mesmerizing writer and journalist, can be directly explored when one visits the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum located in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. The museum is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the history of the Ingalls family and the community of everyone’s favorite little town, Walnut Grove.

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Tucson Children's Museum
Review by Linda K. Foster

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The Tucson Children’s Museum offers a variety exciting exhibits providing hands-on activities for the young and the young at heart.  Just a few of the current exhibits are Dinosaur World, Ocean Discovery Center, ZOOMzone™ and Wee World.  In Dinosaur World, children witness robotic animation of four life-sized dinosaurs: a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Kentrosaurus, a Protoceratops, and a Deinonychus. Dinosaur movements are orchestrated to a video that provides background information about their behaviors and physiology.  The exhibit also includes a replica fossil bed with preserved dinosaur eggs and older animal skeletal remains

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