Marbles Kids Museum to Add River-Themed Exhibit
River Play-Way will open in early 2019.
A graphic rendering of River Play-Way, a new exhibit made possible with a $99,500 grant from Duke Energy.
Photos courtesy of Marbles Kids Museum
Marbles Kids Museum recently announced the addition of a new exhibit called "River Play-Way," a playful, pretend experience designed to spark curiosity about the Neuse River Basin, and encourage kids to care for and protect our waterways. The exhibit is the result of a $99,500 grant, which is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million commitment from Duke Energy.
“River Play-Way will delight kids of all ages as they explore make-believe river habitats and engage in role play activities that foster an appreciation for the health and beauty of our waterways,” says Hardin Engelhardt, vice president of Play Experience at Marbles Kids Museum. “We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Duke Energy and for their generous support of this one-of-a-kind project.”
Planning and early design work for River Play-Way is underway. The exhibit will occupy the museum’s second floor. Guests will step “mid-stream” into a playful pretend river animated with interactives, color, lights and sounds. Marbles Kids Museum plans to open the new exhibit in early 2019.
“Duke Energy is dedicated to protecting and restoring the rivers and waterways that power our regional economies,” says David Fountain, president of Duke Energy in North Carolina. “That includes developing the next generation of water stewards. We look forward to our partnership with Marbles and the impact this project will have in the region.”
The exhibit will occupy the museum’s second floor. Guests will step “mid-stream” into a playful pretend river animated with interactives, color, lights and sounds.
Source: Marbles Kids Museum