November 21, 2018




The Meadow

Designed with our youngest guests in mind, the meadow provides an engaging and safe play space for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.  Explore climbing structures and ride-ons for gross motor skills, as well as supportive manipulatives to aid young children through their developmental growth.

Farm to Table

Building on our region’s rich agricultural heritage, our Farm to Table exhibit allows guests to plant, harvest, and buy/sell produce, or prepare a fresh meal in the farm kitchen.  With a focus on the origins of our food and the exploration of health, fresh food choices.

Sensory Space

The sensory space is a therapeutic environment that provides opportunities for developing and practicing prevention and crisis de-escalation strategies; by promoting self-care, resilience, and recovery following high-stress situations due to over stimulation. The space aims to support the development of key life skills including gross and fine motor skills, communication skills and verbal development, recognition and regulation of emotions, and will foster a sense of safety and belonging for guests with special needs and their families.

Sponsored by: Community Foundation of the NRV, Lions Club of Blacksburg, and Rotary Clubs of Christiansburg-Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Radford Noon, Christiansburg, and the regional district.

air ways sketch


Come play with airways!  See how things move through tubes!

Sponsored by: New River Pediatrics

Motor Mile Raceway

Build you own race car and race against your friend. Learn about force, velocity, and speed with our aircar racetrack!

Sponsored by: Shelor

Other Exhibits Coming:

A Fire Station 

Children and adults can don fireman jackets and helmets, hose out a fire, and climb aboard our vintage fire truck.  

Veterinarian Clinic

Kids may learn about caring for animals with our vet clinic.

Build It Toolbox

Build a tower, connect pipes in wall, make a pattern mosaic tile.  Our build it toolbox looks at construction skills!


Learn about the process of photosynthesis.

Spark Space

Be creative in the Spark Space with art and maker tools and resources.

Chugga Choo-ing Around the World

Travel the world with this international train!