Are you looking for a warm, safe and fun place to take your children to play? “SANDstruction” is opening on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. The exhibit will continue through March 30th, 2014.
Over 70 TONS of sand is being trucked in to the exhibit hall to form a giant construction site where children can construct their own sand sculptures, create their own buildings, repair plumbing or excavate with a digger. It’s all hands on and all fun and geared for all children through eight years of age.
Included with all this sand is a variety of devices that challenge children to think and create. At the “Building Site” children can build walls and lay flooring as they learn basic math skills. There is also a framed house where they can add additional walls to complete the structure as well as a plumbing station that allows children to install pipes using their own creativity as their guide. Brick blocks are also available along with various molds that allow them to create imaginative sand structures.
No exhibit like this would be complete without the “Supply and Equipment Area” where the children can “Gear Up” with orange construction cones, hard hats, safety vests, measuring tapes and other tools designed to make them feel like real construction workers. It is felt that while the sand alone will be a huge draw, the many extras that are provided will make this a more realistic environment for play and learning.
About The Children's Museum of Cleveland
Offering a variety of hands-on, family-oriented exhibits and programming,
The Children's Museum of Cleveland is the Northeast Ohio destination and
resource for all young children, parents and caregivers to engage in fun,
innovative, interactive play that accelerates the child's creativity,
development and education. The Children's Museum is located at 10730 Euclid
Avenue in University Circle. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:45
p.m. Regular admission is $7.00 for children and adults ($8.00 effective
1/1/2014) and free for infants 11 months and younger. The Museum's
operations are funded in part by the generous support of over 1,200 member
families, and these members always receive the benefit of free admission.
For more information about The Children's Museum of Cleveland visit
The Children's Museum of Cleveland receives public support with local tax
dollars from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, to preserve and enrich our region's
artistic and cultural heritage.
Sand and delivery donated by:
Fairmount Minerals / Best Sand Corporation
Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel, Inc.
The Arms Trucking Company