It's Absolutely Tree-mendous!
It's hard to imagine a children's museum with an exhibit spanning two floors, so it'll blow your mind to know that we have not only one, but two larger than life, take you to new heights exhibits!
In addition to our state-of-the-art Ropes Course Challenge, we're also proud to feature the Tree House, stretching from the center of the museum's first floor, to the tip top of the tree on the second floor.
From climbers and explorers to those who want to test their skills as a flower pollinator or ones that want the thrill of a good ole twisty slide, the Tree House brings it all together, while also bringing guests from the first to second floor... and back again.
Patience and Focus
The Benefits of Curiosity and Exploration
Strength and Balance
First and Second Floors
Test your aim.
You don't have to shrink down to the size of a bee to "pollinate" the flower garden of the Terre Haute Children's Museum - all you need is good aim!
Young scientists can “pollenate” flowers hanging on the opposite wall with the help of our pollen shooters. The air cannons are easy to load, but not always easy to hit your target. Some guests say they can't leave without hitting as least one flower. Don't worry, we're not keeping score.
Twisted Tunnel Slide
Test your coordination.
It's all fun and games... and then you learn something. While kids are playing, climbing and sliding at the Tree House, they're also learning and developing, but don't tell them, it'll ruin the fun.
But just in case you adults want to know, many of the active and fun exhibits are preparing kids for success in the future.
It may seem like a simple twisty slide, but the active play of a slide gives children a better sense of balance, coordination and position using proprioception (aka your body's ability to sense movement, action, and location). So let them go down the slide just one more time... it's good for them!
The Rope Ladder
Test your agility.
Use your core strength, quick thinking and balance to make it up the rope ladder, without falling off.
Within the Tree House kids can choose to either zoom down the Twisted Tunnel slide or climb the Rope Ladder ladder into the tree house. Either activity is fun in it's own way and takes visitors to two different places, making the Tree House one exhibit kids visit over and over - choosing their own path along the way.