River Expedition

River Expedition

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

Travel the Ohio River and explore the natural history of life along its banks!  Kentucky has more miles of rivers than any other state but Alaska.  Eastern Kentucky’s shoreline is part of the Port of Huntington Tri-State which hauls the tonnage that impacts the economics of our region.  Designed for ages 5-11, River Expedition teaches about the region’s rivers.  Visitors can become a pilot for Little Joe, the actual top of a towboat.   They’ll discover the type of construction that makes the sturdiest bridges and what types are built over the Ohio.  They’ll work a locks ’n’ dams table and find out why they are important to river navigation.   Visitors can also pitch a tent and catch a fish to cook over a fire pit. Click Here to Read More

Treehouse of My Own

Treehouse of My Own

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

What do you see when you’re up in a tree?  Designed for children of all ages, the exhibit takes an interactive look at the natural world around us.  The exhibit centers on a giant tree house where imaginations can soar with the eagles or slither with the snakes as children learn about animals, insects, birds and plants found in their back yard.  From tree rings and bird houses to beetles and spiders, young visitors will play games, solve puzzles, and explore the inter-related habitats of bees, plants and flowers.  A backyard tent provides an additional type of habitat for adventuresome explorers. Click Here to Read More

Events and Exhibit Gallery

Posted on January 16, 2011 by Cory

View photos from past events, and current/past exhibitions.


Be sure to use your mouse-wheel to scrub through the gallery. Click Here to Read More