LET’S HELP —
generously donated by Dr. Gabriel Chiu and Christine Chiu
Teaching children the many ways they can serve and support our communities as active citizens who help one another, who respond, rescue and play in community.
Jump into Community
How do we measure up to our best selves? Be an up-stander at Jump Into Community. Watch as a slow motion video replays each jump attempt. This video becomes a part of each visitor’s memory collection. Each time visitors return they will see how they can jump even higher into community. Measure up in community. Stand tall and capture a photo of how you are growing taller each visit.
To the Rescue!
generously donated by DiPaola Family Foundation
Made from a recycled Coast Guard rescue boat, To the Rescue! floats in sea of balls where young museum visitors imagine their roles as first responders. Aqua Rescue prompts ideas of selflessness, community responsibility, and compassion for all those in need of help. Visitors work together playing with life-savers, vests, and ropes, to jump to safety.
Who are our heroes today? Our visitors imagine themselves as firefighters, first responders, and real-life heroes in our communities at the Fire Station. As firefighters, our visitors will be able to climb our truck, dress up, role play and command rescue in community service. When the siren sounds, we respond.
Our Animal Hospital, sponsored by VCA
generously donated by VCA Animal Hospital
Treating animals, fixing what is broken, and caring for animals in need are accessible and imaginative ways in which our visitors practice care taking, being healers and being healed. Children and youth can become both the veterinarians and the animals in need of care at Our Animal Hospital. Costumes line the walls along with the examination table, and instruments. The creative play possibilities are infinite.
The Community Market is a hands on spaces for our visitors to play, live and serve in community. Stacking, stocking, sorting and shopping are everyday activities in our market. Fill each cart with farm fresh produce and prepare meals to serve at the Café.
generously donated by The Kallick Family
The Café is a gathering space in our Let’s Help exhibit, the hub that connects our Community Market, Animal Hospital, and Rescue exhibits. It’s a place for our visitors to practice helping, serving, and providing for one another through play. Café food will represent diverse cuisine, holiday treats, and family celebrations.
generously donated by The Birkhofer Family, The Freed Family and Richard and Suzanne Norton Family
This exhibit is more than a helicopter. Our Help-a-copter, powered by friends, is covered in chrome and shines its message of rescue throughout Let’s Help. When entering the Help-a-copter cockpit, visitors heed a call to action as first responders flying to rescue, fueled by the power of imagination.