We’re excited to unveil a brand new exhibit at CML on Saturday, February 10 in conjunction with our Valentine’s Pajama Party! Hideaways will open at the Valentine’s Pajama Party at 9am and will open to the public at 11am.
Children love a secret hiding place that they can call their own. In Hideaways, children can imagine and build their own houses, towers, castles, rocket ships, nests, dens or any other magical place they can come up with! Stretch your imagination and explore the possibilities of pillows, blankets, dowels, fasteners, hooks, and a whimsical play space for kids to make their own. Our Hideaways Exhibit consists of four sections of creative PLAY:
The Biggest Bed: Climb, slide and hide on, under and around a fantastical bed built just for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry by our friends at Maxtrix Kids Rooms.
Tents-sational! : Using dowels and stick-lets ® of many colors and sizes, kids can really go out on a limb fashioning tents in whatever size or shape catches their fancy.
Hoop-houses: Hoops mounted from the ceiling change our perspective and multiply the possibilities of what and how we build – the sky (or at least the ceiling) is the limit!
Toddler Spot: Little ones 3 and under have a special place to explore, play hide and seek, explore object permanence, and enjoy their own tiny hideaway.
Building and playing in Hideaways encourages critical thinking skills as children work alone or in groups to design and create their playspace. This takes creative thinking, trial and error, and the ability to work through issues that arise. When tackled cooperatively by siblings, friends, or with caregivers, children develop communication, teamwork and collaboration skills. All aspects of this exhibit are minimally structured and open-ended in order to ensure that children have ownership over the process and the playful results.