Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center
Kids ages 4 and up can explore the past and the present at the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center. Nestled along the river at the back of Darden Towe Park, the open-air museum is open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4 with regular replica keelboat tours, carpentry and art activities, kite making and flying, and nature scavenger hunts. Special activities happen every week, too. (See below.) Children must be accompanied by an adult. During the week call 979-2425 for more information.
July 9/10: Come learn about the plants that Lewis and Clark would have used on their expedition, and make pressings out of dandelions and other common flowers. We’re also making model boats. On Sunday, Rachel Singel will teach bookbinding for children. Visitors can take home their own handmade books.
July 16/17: We’ll make more model boats and do weather experiments from the keelboat. Sunday will be the last session to learn bookmaking with Rachel Singel.
July 23/24: Come earn your carpentry badge at the Center, and also have fun with clay.
July 30/31: Carpentry Corner has the return of Nail Art... string, nails, and wood combine to make bridges, designs, and maps from your imagination.