Sculpture (and Science!) in Summer



The beautiful weather we were lucky to have last week held for our tour on Friday of the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center and the sculpture garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

We started our tour at the Discovery Center. The kids enjoyed a variety of activities including creating a seed ball from clay and seeds; building a tower from firewood and wood chunks; learning about the pond life and recreating a frog’s call; and sketching their nature observations. The pavilion was the perfect shady spot for lunch, and the hedges were perfect for finding baby rabbits. The teen guides who led our groups related very well to the kids and made learning part of the fun.

After the Discovery Center, we toured the sculpture garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the new glass labyrinth. The gigantic outdoor sculptures impressed the kids with their size as well as their wonderful quirkiness. The teen guides were engaging and well-trained, and did their best to be helpful to those us with little ones in strollers. The labyrinth was great fun, even for those kids (and adults) who might have bumped their heads on the glass…

All in all, this was a great morning spent outdoors, both in nature and in art!


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