The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum seeks to spark creativity, nourish learning, and inspire curiosity in children through an engaging, hands-on learning environment. They recently installed a new exhibit, called PleasANT Park, which focuses on showing children how to engage with the outdoors in an ever-growing technological society.
The Kellogg Youth Fund, the Jane McNamara and Louise Williams Fund and the Ranck Family Fund provided funding for the hollow log portion of the exhibit, which is intended to promote gross motor development in children. Since the installation of the PleasANT Park, the Discovery Museum has seen an increase in attendance. The museum is excited about the popularity of the exhibit and would like to develop educational programming for the exhibit that will teach children about conservation.
Melissa Langlois and her children, ages 4 and 6, love the new exhibit. “Jaxson and Lauren discovered the PleasANT Park exhibit a few days after it was installed and they could hardly contain their excitement! The ant maze has become a race for them to see who can get through first without following each other. My son especially enjoys climbing up on the hollow log to pretend he is scouting for deer and other wild animals. Lauren has decided that it is a perfect spot to read books.”