Children's Discovery Room

Children's Discovery Room

At IAIS, we believe that one of the foundations of learning is hands-on experience. The Children's Discovery Room features the exhibit, If You Lived in the Woodlands..., designed specifically for kids. It is an interactive space, providing a fun and stimulating learning experience, showing visitors of all ages what life would have been like for them if they had been Native Americans living in the Eastern Woodlands 600 years ago. Just about the only room in the museum where touching is encouraged, young visitors can get up close and personal with the sorts of furs, skins, bones, clothing and toys that would have been part of everyday life for Native American children of the past.

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In the Children's Discovery Room, visitors can see animals like coyote, raccoon, beaver and gray fox up close and learn why they (and other animals) were so important to Native Americans. Then, after discovering just a few of the many uses for all of the different parts of the deer, learn about the ways Native American hunters used to track animals, while tracking a few through the room yourself! Try on traditional Native clothes, hand-made from deer skin and then learn about the differences in clothing and houses across the country at the interactive map.

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These are just a few of the many fun and engaging activities in the Children's Discovery Room! Stop by today and discover something new!