The immersive exhibit explaining the forest’s connection with children’s everyday lives, Forever Forest, opens May 28. The national tour of Forever Forest is presented by Union Pacific Foundation and supported by the North American Wholesale Lumber Assocation.
The 2,000-square-foot Forever Forest exhibition is designed to teach children and adults how their everyday lives are connected to forests, through the ways they live, work and play. It is the result of an official partnership with the Hardwood Forest Foundation and Omaha Children’s Museum established to help transform the educational kit, The Truth About Trees, into an immersive and engaging learning experience.
Forever Forest includes areas focused on forest life and sustainable harvesting; lumber transportation; and products made from wood. Exhibit pieces include a treetop climber with slide; a kid-size replica of a Union Pacific engine and railcar to show how products move across the country; mini grapple skidders; a pretend saw mill; microscopes; and a miniature home under construction in which children can help finish by adding siding, molding and other details.
Forever Forest is included with your general admission and free for members.
This exhibit was produced by Omaha Children’s Museum and presented by Union Pacific and North American Wholesale Lumber Association.
Omaha Children’s Museum is a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. The mission of Omaha Children’s Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.
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